God’s Gifts To Us

The greatest gift of God is that of his son who gave his life to ransom ours but there are many other gifts God gives us, this world, the people he puts in our lives, the lessons we learn, the tasks that we’re given, all of these things are gifts. I regret that I did […]

Before Babel

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Repeal Section 1021 of the NDAA

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This Life – Gasoline Prices

Few could have missed the recent hike in gasoline prices.  Over the last few years, shortages in crude supplies have been largely to blame, but not this time. This time you’ve got refineries being shut down or operated under capacity to intentionally cause a shortage of supplies and higher prices.  Add to that speculators who […]

Afterlife

My mother’s recent passing has me thinking a lot about the afterlife.  The Bible tells us a little but really not a lot of detail with respect to what to expect. Years ago, we had a big storm, and I was thinking it was the Inaugural Day storm of ’93, but now I don’t think […]

Russian Meteorite

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God’s Presence

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, sometimes when I really want to feel God’s presence, like the night I was watching my mother struggle for every breath just before she died, I don’t and yet I know God is there just as he was all the time I was in prison, even the first month […]

Life Update

I attended my mothers’ funeral on Saturday, Feb 2nd.  The person my sister had arranged to do the service did a wonderful job.  Missed of my mom’s early occupations like usherette and cord board telephone operator but overall did a good job. Tried to sing The Old Rugged Cross, but was too choked up even […]