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15
Mar

The Souring of Spiritual Leadership

When Spiritual Leadership Turns Sour While it is the prerogative of spiritual leaders to comment on current events, their main focus should remain spiritual. Comment, but leave the rest to the people. A spiritual leader, be he an actual leader, a figurehead, or a prominent person, ought not wallow in the morass of politics, public […]

28
Feb

Big Problems, Practical Solutions

The following is a list of actions that can solve big problems. They are drawn from many years of experience and observation. The list gives you a sequence that includes practical thinking and practical action. It can be applied to any number of troubles. None of these are miracle cures. You have to make yourself […]

28
Feb

When Life Slams You: Slamming Back

(Dealing with those desperate times) When I change the wound dressings on my legs, I wonder how long this is going to continue. I prefer to change them when nobody is around. The sight of the wounds and messy bandages might upset them. I have not slept in a regular bed for well over a […]

23
Feb

The Year of Hate

I am very disappointed to see people vilify others merely because of their political affiliation or whom they voted for. This is pure hatred, and many of the haters are hypocrites. Many belong to minorities who claim to have been persecuted, slandered, and deliberately misunderstood. Many are members of ethnic, religious, and / or gender […]

24
Nov

Zombie Month

The popular monsters of recent years are zombies, also known as the “walking dead.” The name comes from Haitian Voodoo lore. Modern movie and TV zombies are humans who have died but became reanimated due to a strange disease. These walking, rotting beings meander about aimlessly unless something calls their attention. Then the zombies focuses […]

23
Nov

Thanksgiving Message, 2016

To Begin: Happy Thanksgiving and Joyous Holidays to all. Joyous Yule to the Heathens and Pagans, Merry Christmas to the Christians, Happy Hannukah to the Jews and Happy Holidays to all. The first Thanksgiving has turned into a legend and a cute story. It originated as a festival of gratitude for the first harvest in […]

12
Nov

The Congregation that Works

10
Nov

Protests or Millennial Temper Tantrums?

The protests by Millennials in the wake of the Presidential Election are exercises in futility. They will not change anything. What they illustrate is the large number of crybabies who throw a college-kid version of a temper tantrum when they do not get their way. This is part of the same thing where Millennial college […]

31
Oct

Isa Rune Brittleness

A trait of the Isa Rune is brittleness. It solidifies like water to ice. This hardening is usually temporary and can be fragile. Brittleness is a problem that contributes to the temporary nature of Isa hardening. It is not limited to ice. Metals like iron can be brittle and fragment easily. To counter brittleness, the […]

28
Oct

Yule is Not Christmas, 2016

Yule is not Christmas Once again, the Christmas advertisements pop up on television. It starts a few weeks before Halloween now and continues until December 24th. There was a time when these advertisements were not seen before Thanksgiving. I am reminded of a funny movie entitled “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” In the story, Halloween and […]

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