Category Archives: Thoughts

What keeps us alive?

She told him that her depression had returned and that she was thinking about suicide again. Guns were moved out of the house, medications were reevaluated and changed and pretty soon things felt like they were back to normal. They … Continue reading

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What is a Christian?

The answer to the question “What is a Christian?” will vary greatly depending on who you ask. To some, it means you believe in Jesus or the religion that is based on Jesus’ teachings. Others use the word “Christian” to … Continue reading

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The illusion of self-importance

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” – Carl Sagan When … Continue reading

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The right of the people to keep and bear Arms

 “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” – 2nd Amendment Authorities found 23 guns in the 32nd floor suite of … Continue reading

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His motive is unclear

“He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something, he was just a guy.” – Eric Paddock, brother of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock I am tired of waking-up in the morning and hearing about another massacre. For … Continue reading

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The religion of love

I am speaking to a group this week at my church. This group meets monthly to discuss faith-based books. The book I have chosen to discuss is a melding of many religions and traditions which is to say, a lot … Continue reading

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9/11 and my divided life

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” – Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl I remember it was a little before 9 am. A news … Continue reading

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