Got up earlier than usual this morning, but with coffee in hand, I’m ready for the day. And then I remembered a text I received about 10:00 last night. It was from a dear friend who wrote to tell me that she has been battling cancer - and it’s coming to an end. She will … Continue reading If I Died Today
Man's progress will Soon cause its own extinction The circle of life Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans. Evo Morales Man can do … Continue reading Haiku #4: The Extinction of Man
I’m thinking about John Lennon and Ukraine over coffee this morning. “What in the world is he thinking about,” you’re probably saying right now? John Lennon (and Yoko) wrote a song called, So This Is Christmas. “So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun…” As … Continue reading War Is Over! If You Want It
God and I had a good laugh this morning over coffee. I told him about a sermon I heard the other day from a pastor who believes in Santa Claus! Yep. Pastor was comparing Santa's omniscience (knowing everything) with Jesus'. To make his point, he used the song, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town as … Continue reading The Weirdest Sermon I’ve Ever Heard
Ever wonder what indoctrinating children into a cult is like. Megan Phelps-Roper will tell you about her life with the Phelps' church and protesting against anyone who didn't prescribe to their way of thinking. Remember the banner, "God Hates Fags?" She will tell you in her own words what their mission was and how she … Continue reading Video of Interest: I Grew Up in the Westboro Baptist Church
I once believed in my religion. My religion had many laws… Commanded by God himself. All chiseled into stone by His own hand. My religion said I only needed to Believe. But Jesus said that we must love our enemies, And to treat others how we would like to be treated. … Continue reading Losing My Religion
Christmas is about Fancy trees and children's toys Not dead baby boys [See More Haiku at HaikuFromHell website.] I know that this is kind of a morbid question, but why do we not include the killing of the baby boys in the Christmas Pageant? Wouldn't it be more exciting and dramatic to include all parts … Continue reading Haiku #3: The Boys of Bethlehem
While having my early morning coffee, two Christmas stories came to mind. Here’s a little something for you to investigate before Christmas. Don’t be shy! Get out those Bibles and do some reading! Don’t trust what I have to say! Ha! Christmas is one of the most celebrated events in Christianity and throughout the world. … Continue reading Ahhhh, It’s Christmastime Again!
Asleep in my arms I placed him gently, wiping Frost from his casket [See More Haiku at HaikuFromHell website.] You can Google why prayers go unanswered and get vast lists of why God may not have answered your prayer. But doesn’t he have to go against his Word if he doesn’t answer our prayers? Should one go … Continue reading Haiku #2: Innocense Ignored
Why make me wonder You can make it so simple For me to believe [See More Haiku at HaikuFromHell website.] God made it simple for the Apostle Thomas. When Jesus died on the cross, Thomas still doubted and said, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger in … Continue reading Haiku #1: God’s Guessing Games
My Italian-roasted coffee is heavenly this morning. That’s not a word I ever use to describe my coffee, but for some odd reason, that’s what came to mind. I started reading a book by the late Marcus J. Borg, who is sometimes described as a Jesus scholar. His book, The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a … Continue reading Is America Losing Its Religion?
I’m sitting here trying to decide whether to go to Starbucks this morning or just sit at my comfortable desk at home and write. I am so grateful that I have two wonderful choices where I will enjoy my dark roast coffee on this beautiful day. I’m choosing to stay at home. Have you ever … Continue reading Diversity Of Choices
I am the luckiest man in the world! I am at Starbucks with my first cup of dark roast and a blueberry scone and I didn’t have to pay for either! But that’s not why I feel like the luckiest man in the world. Today is my 69th birthday and am so grateful for still … Continue reading Why Am I So Grateful Today?
Today is the day in Tennessee when the abortion ban takes effect. Getting caught performing an abortion is a Class C felony punishable by three to 15 years in prison. That means that they will convict your doctor of this crime for saving your life because of a serious health issue related to your pregnancy … Continue reading Abortion Ban In Tennessee
Springfield, tennessee… freedom fest 2022… howling sounds of live country music… powerful odors from food trucks… red, white, and blue shirts and pants… jesus t-shirts… christian booths handing out wrist bands… annoying flashing lights… funnel cakes… firemen walking… councilmen running… carnival rides and long lines… no alcohol… lemonade… kids with giant suckers… pizza… flip flops… … Continue reading Freedom Fest 2022