Category Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Vote

Do you vote? I belong to that generation (Boomers, Busters, whatever you want to call us) that shows up to vote. I vote in every election. I vote early because I do not like lines but if I have to wait in line to vote, I will wait in line to vote. President to dogContinue Reading

My Sad Stuff

Whatever can happen to anyone else can apparently happen to me. This is a revelation an apocalypse a mysterium I should have uncovered some time ago.   Like Aeschylus I discovered the unbidden tears. I think he meant the kind of tears that wrack you with sobbing at unexpected moments.   This morning a pastorContinue Reading

Joshaway, Texas

I’ve written before about the town where I was raised. Joshua, Texas. All of us who lived there then pronounced it Joshaway. Today my oldest grand-daughter drove me over to Joshaway. We had lunch first and filled up her Jeep. Then, we hit the happy streets of Joshaway. Some of the old roads and streetsContinue Reading

A Tired Walker, a Hot Day, A Dirt Road

He was bent or so it looked to me. He was old or so it seemed to me. I passed him easily. I was young. He looked down at the dirt road. He did not look up at me even after I got by him. I know he did not look at me even afterContinue Reading

Easy to Read

I would like to be easy to read People are busy I want to say something worth saying Media call out to us all I want to write about family matters While our culture tears at families. So, I put my stuff down mostly in columns now A kind of dialogue without a story ToContinue Reading

To Write

¬† The first time I write a piece I draw it from my heart. The heart part, the first, that’s the real piece. If that is enough, the piece you write, the first one, from your heart, it will leave you alone. The first piece will not call out to you at night. You mayContinue Reading

The Necessity of the Christ for a Good Life

On Resurrection Sunday a few years ago, numerous pastors of churches in a fading mainline American denomination rose to deny Jesus. The statement dozens of these heretics had agreed upon was spoken as in unison. They said, “Jesus, called the Christ, if he ever actually existed, was certainly not the ¬†divine Son of God andContinue Reading

How Does a Good Life Look?

Martin Luther’s short catechism begins with the phrase, “I believe God made me.” The man who rediscovered Christianity (at a time it was thought worth finding) might have announced his belief in God’s act of universal creation. He certainly believed God made it all, makes it all, keeps it all, redeems it all. When heContinue Reading

What is a Good Life?

I perceive God in Jesus, the Christ. God chooses to show Godself as Father and Holy Spirit, but today I take the time to write about the apprehension of God in Jesus, the Christ, and make no excuses for the practice. Jesus is the Ultimate example of the Moral Exemplar. His life is The GoodContinue Reading

Why Bother to Believe AT All?

I perceive God as Tri-une; impossible, unlikely, nearly incomprehensible. I apprehend God in Jesus, (the, not a) Christ, foretold by the prophets, announced by angels, pursued by powerful foreigners, born of the Blessed Virgin Mary, his death twice ordered by the Jealous Powerful (at His Advent, again at the Cross). Jesus lived a perfect life,Continue Reading