I’ve been playing around a lot with ChatGPT over coffee this morning. It’s the newest craze in Artificial Intelligence. If you want to know more about ChatGPT, go here to watch a YouTube video. One of my favorite stories in the Old Testament is found in 1 Samuel 18:1-30. If you remember, this passage is … Continue reading AI Says NO to Book Banning
Google and ChatGPT Didn’t Know, Either!
A thought struck me as I was having coffee at Starbucks this morning. It's raining, and I love rainy days. But that wasn't what struck me. I wondered if raindrops could baptize one! Sounds crazy, doesn't it. If you're Christian and reading this, how were you baptized? I was a Methodist when I was baptized … Continue reading Google and ChatGPT Didn’t Know, Either!
Haiku #5: Dolphin Bay
This past week, my wife and I joined a small group of retreaters in Panama. More specifically, it was at Dolphin Blue Paradise on Isla San Cristobal. We had the perfect view of Dolphin Bay from our cabana, home to about 80 bottlenose dolphins. If you look out into the bay for a period, they … Continue reading Haiku #5: Dolphin Bay
If I Died Today
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
Haiku #4: The Extinction of Man
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
War Is Over! If You Want It
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
The Weirdest Sermon I’ve Ever Heard
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
Losing My Religion
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
Ahhhh, It’s Christmastime Again!
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!
Is America Losing Its Religion?
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?
Diversity Of Choices
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
Abortion Ban In Tennessee
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
Is Original Sin a Catch-22?
I was thinking about sin this morning with my coffee only because it’s so sinfully dark and delicious. I’m reading a book titled, Did God Kill Jesus by Tony Jones. I’m not going to give you a book review or anything like that. But the thoughts about Original Sin came to mind from reading a … Continue reading Is Original Sin a Catch-22?
Mom Hates Tattoos, And So Does God
My mother, who is 88 years old, and I were out for a drive the other day. We have our house listed for sale, and the buyers were going to view our home for about half an hour. We passed by a tattoo shop and I jokingly asked my mom if she would like to … Continue reading Mom Hates Tattoos, And So Does God
Which Church Would Jesus Choose?
Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches. Thomas Aquinas Let's pretend that you have a choice in choosing your own Christian denomination (45,000+ in the world). You visit several different churches throughout the year and make an informed decision as to which one just might … Continue reading Which Church Would Jesus Choose?