Veil of “Natural” ignorance

"I begin by considering the following sentences (1) Are those his natural teeth or a set? (2) The dog in his natural state is covered with fleas. (3) I love to get away from tilled lands and metalled roads and be alone with Nature. (4) Do be natural. Why are you so affected? (5) It … Continue reading Veil of “Natural” ignorance

25 years worth of lessons, failures, and victories

For a people shall dwell in Zion, in Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you. And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will … Continue reading 25 years worth of lessons, failures, and victories

Friend like Jiminy Cricket

"You are wrong if you think Fortune has changed towards you. Change is her normal behavior, her true nature....You have discovered the changing face of the random goddess....With domineering hand she moves the turning wheel [of chance], like currents in a treacherous bay swept to and from. No cries or misery she hears, no tears … Continue reading Friend like Jiminy Cricket

Absurdity in Stepping Forward

Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head. -- Duke Senior, Shakespeare's As like it is "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you … Continue reading Absurdity in Stepping Forward

Hopeful Exultation in Life or Death

Can you name all four sets of parents from the fourth generation before ya? It be your grandparents' grandparents I'm talking about. Name them all if you can. Now if you like me, well you can't do it. I honestly don't know their stories or even names. I been observing my generation and this up-n-rising one … Continue reading Hopeful Exultation in Life or Death

Poor, Wayfaring Stranger

God's work, done in God's way, will never lack God's supplies -- Hudson Taylor I share Hudson Taylor's quote above: He was the first missionary to these foreign lands I reside in. I've heard that quote used a bunch of times from a man that has my highest respect and admiration, ole D. Tabb. What … Continue reading Poor, Wayfaring Stranger