Bucket Problems: An Additional Post

B u c k e t    P r o b l e m s I wrote a post entitled "Bucket Problems", about addictions.  One of the guys I try to keep up with, through his blogs, gave me feedback about that post.  His encouragement and insight brought me back to the writing desk, on the … Continue reading Bucket Problems: An Additional Post

Matters of the Heart

I am drawn towards ... matters of the heart.   Recently, I asked a good man: "Hey, Man! How was your Thanksgiving?"  The man told me that one of his best friends shot himself the day before Thanksgiving, and " ... so my wife and I have been dealing with that. (pause) You asked, so … Continue reading Matters of the Heart

Fathom . . .

  Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. (145: 3) An odd word.  Five occurrences, NIV? 1 Corinthians 13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, … Continue reading Fathom . . .

A Bridge

Metaphors: you like them, or you don't.  "Bridge Over Troubled Water" originally flowed from the recording artists Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle.  Since their release of this tune, a number of recording musical artists tried their hand, and voice, at performing BOTW.  Michael W. Smith is one of those bold souls.  I recommend the link at … Continue reading A Bridge

Analysis? Paralysis?

Over-thinking, looking too hard, listening wrong, initial movement transitioning into an anxietous and anguishing stuckness, still holding on to a lie, "I can figure this out myself ...", even though it is true sometimes, and even though it is not true sometimes, and knowing which is which can mess with your mind, maybe ... maybe not … Continue reading Analysis? Paralysis?

Desert … A Waiting Room?

"In the desert ...you can remember your name, 'cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain ..."  From the song "A Horse With No Name", performed by a group called America.  'Came out in 1971, Europe, and in 1972 - - - the States. The desert: frequented by Jesus; and JTB (John … Continue reading Desert … A Waiting Room?

Henri: Where are You Going?

From Steinbeck, Cannery Row "He's been building that boat for seven years that I know of ... Every time it nearly gets finished he changes it and starts over again.  I think he's nuts.  Seven years on a boat."Doc was sitting on the ground pulling off his rubber boats.  "You don't understand, he said gently … Continue reading Henri: Where are You Going?

Speak? Or Listen?

he Word's perspective is that listening needs to happen first; and speaking needs to come after the istening.   How, then, did "speak" come first, before "listen"?   I am referring to, by the way, the title of this blog. Conflicted?  No, I am not conflicted.  Listening is a spiritual discipline, and connects with two … Continue reading Speak? Or Listen?

Once I Was A Wild Man

Once I was a wild man, and Old Man was in the wild man.  One wild man, among others, who I looked up to was John Belushi ... my high school days, on through early college years.  A solid candidate for the quintessential wild man.   'Few fellas, couple of years older, inspired me during … Continue reading Once I Was A Wild Man

Eyes to See? Anyone? Eyes to See?

Long, long ago, in a distant galaxy .... WHOAAAA! No, no, no ... Scrap the "distant galaxy" thing.  It was just long, long, ago. Anyway, as I was saying, when was I so rudely interrupted .... Long, long, ago, I wrote a post entitled "Phantom Morgana"  (different blog)  and it was a "fair" post, at … Continue reading Eyes to See? Anyone? Eyes to See?