Month: December 2012

I’ll Be Back in 2013

I’ve decided to take a break for the next week. It doesn’t mean I won’t be pondering; it just means I won’t be sharing what I’m pondering. Please come back in the New Year. May God surprise you with blessings until then.

The Sermon on the Mount–Part V

You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery,”; but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. If your right… Read more »

Lewis: Two Kinds of People

C. S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce is one of my favorite books, as it depicts a fanciful journey from hell to heaven so that those in hell can see what they have missed. Any Lewis book is full of pithy insights. Here’s one from The Great Divorce that I find particularly lucid: There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end,… Read more »

Guns, Violence, & the Heart of Man

Some regular readers of this blog might be wondering why I haven’t yet commented on the horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that occurred last Friday. First, I wasn’t even planning on doing blogs this week since my wife was having more surgery and we had to go out of state for that. She has had the surgery and is recovering; all seems well. Second, the blogs earlier in the week were written late last week, about the time… Read more »

A Strange Negotiation

Are we getting closer to a “deal” on the fiscal cliff? Interestingly, as Republicans continue to offer compromises—many of which include numbers Democrats previously proposed—all of their offers meet with condescension and a special brand of haughty disdain. I’m still not convinced that Obama and his party really want to avoid any cliff. Going over the cliff will make more people dependent on them, which is their overall aim. And to top it off, Republicans will get the blame if… Read more »

Right to Work

Right-to-work laws are not difficult to understand. They mean an individual should not be forced to join a union in order to work. It used to be called liberty. An increasing number of states are catching on; the latest is Michigan, which last week joined the right-to-work states, thereby championing liberty while raising the prospects for greater prosperity within the state. The big unions, though, are violently opposed to these laws. I use the term “violently” on purpose, primarily because… Read more »

Illustrating the Fiscal Cliff

Are you getting tired of hearing about the fiscal cliff? Well, that’s too bad because it’s going to be a constant topic for the rest of this year. Then we’ll probably go over that cliff after the new year. The political cartoonists are having a field day with the “cliff” image. Quite often they are able to puncture the political rhetoric and get to the truth behind the image. Here are some examples: And then there’s that “solution”: Actually, it… Read more »