Month: May 2020

  • Publication Schedule and Plans

    After two years of writing this blog, a definite pattern has emerged. I post often in the summer, but slow to a stop once school starts. Once stopped, I don’t resume until the NEXT summer. My plan going forward is to post every Saturday at 6 pm. To keep this going, I am writing and […]

  • Let Me See Your Tongue

    As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man. Proverbs 27:19 My mother grew up on a 160 acre cotton farm in the sandy hills of southwest Oklahoma. The nearest town, of any size, was 15 miles away. Such isolation made self-reliance a given. Because the farm was a ‘far piece’ from […]

  • The Sky is Probably NOT Falling

    “Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.” Proverbs 11:27 In the early 1990’s, social psychologist Roy Baumeister began exploring the negativity bias–the widely accepted belief that bad has a stronger impact on people than good. His team conducted extensive research, hoping to find situations where a single positive […]

  • God Doesn’t Make Junk

    For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 Many people considered famous today were once oddballs who refused to do their art the established way. The painter Jackson Pollock laid a humongous canvas on the floor of his barn […]

  • God’s Social Media

    “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1 My uncle Wayne lived alone on a hardscrabble Texas panhandle farm. It was a forsaken piece of packed dirt with more tumbleweeds than trees. His ‘home’ was a tottering old shack with a rusty roof, complete with natural […]

  • The Ultimate Mentor

    For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:17 NIV) I got my first life coach when I was fourteen years old. Orville Lambert was a 70 something year old deacon at my church who willingly volunteered to teach a bunch […]