I glared out of the second-story window. The lights of an ambulance flashed in front of the building next to the one I was in. Several medics stood in a circle in front of the entrance door of the office at the bottom of the building I was observing. They covered their faces in masks … Continue reading Losing my religion – Is going to church still relevant in 2021?
Todah (תּוֹדָה) is the most common Hebrew noun used in the bible for "thanks" It derives from the verb, "Yadah (יָדָה) which means "to praise, confess." * I don't intend to write a theological article on the act of offering thanks to God, however; I find the Hebrew word reference interesting. Gratitude is a subject very … Continue reading 10 great scriptures on gratitude to be thankful for
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12 - KJV) Hope deferred, that's when you wait on something, and keep on hoping and keep on endlessly waiting. Relentless disappointments, as the Message translation puts it. This could be a potential job or business opportunity, … Continue reading What to do with relentless disappointments (hope for the hopeless)
It's a never-ending road. Round and round, the same old problems. And then, just when you think you are getting ahead, new challenges wake. No, better. The seeds we plant falling on the road, on the rocks and in-between the weeds. Never any fruit. When will we ever get there? That place of strategic advantage, … Continue reading How to reach the heartland (place of strategic advantage), without a roadmap
"Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul"Horatio Spafford (1873) A father stood staring into the deep ocean where his four daughters had drowned during a horrific shipwreck. The open grave of his small son and the substantial material loss suffered due to the great … Continue reading When life hits you with the uncontrollable problems, learn to say, it is well with my soul
When did the world get stuck in the pages of some dystopian novel? I looked at the picture of my daughter during the school break. She sat in a little square, painted onto the paved playground. One point five meters from her the next child, in his little square. All around her, miniature robots, with … Continue reading Let my spit fall where wants! Finding a silver lining in this Covid-19 storm
"He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” - Jesus Even if you are not familiar with the bible, you are most likely familiar with that quote from it. Mostly it would be quoted as follows “Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone.” It’s a … Continue reading Judgement is an ego thing
"Is it fear that has kept you away from the song in the wind and the waves" (Jason Upton, Beautiful People) ♥ There’s friendship waiting Take my hand for a fresh start Forgive and Forget ♥ "One dimensional eyes, they never see the truth" (Jason Upton, All things are possible) ♥ In screams of dying … Continue reading #Haiku Friday: Challenge 80