The earthen vessel known as James Christian Roth began breathing on his own on September 12, 1934. He was the fourth of seven children and the first of three sons of Jacob and Mary (Buckwalter) Roth. Read it all
Several weeks ago I was asked to speak this Sunday evening at our church. And I can talk about whatever I think I should talk about.
I have so many subjects and themes tumbling around in my head! But I’ve decided that more than anything else, I want to focus on that which is most foundational and essential. Perhaps I’ll tell you about it later.
Now for the list I compiled last week and the week before (so it’s bound to be incomplete). As you will see, I could be blogging for years to come. 😯 😀 Read it all
Relax. It’s just a game. And after almost three hours, it seems to be entering the final stages (judging by the comment I just heard and used for this post’s title). Read it all
If you’re an Oregonian, you may know the feeling of being in to DMV to renew license plate tags, change a vehicle title, or otherwise part with your money in one way or another. You fill out the paperwork with info and your version of John Henry. You hand over your plastic bank-in-a-wallet to pay, and . . .
“I’m sorry. We only take cash or checks.”
Oh. Right. Of course. You knew that. Great.
No more. I just saw this big, fat headline: Read it all
Conscripts for the US military, that is.
Possible draftees, you know.
The House Armed Services Committee took a big and unexpected step toward making women register for the draft Wednesday night…
This amendment to the House’s annual defense authorization bill requires 18-to-26-year-old women to register with the Selective Service System. Read it all
Whether walking along a train track rail or across the top of a fence, having your arms outstretched helps you maintain your balance.
Whether walking a tightrope or a wall or a rafter, stretching your arms out from your sides seems to help keep you on the rope, wall, or rafter.
Why? Or is it all an illusion?
Unaided, a person’s center of balance is located just beneath their ribcage, about halfway from the ground to the top of a person’s head. This means that we balance from this part of our bodies. Carrying a long pole lowers our center of balance, just as holding out our arms to the sides does. If the pole is long enough, a person’s center of balance can be lowered to their knees, ankles or even the tops of their feet. A lower center of balance makes it easier for anyone to balance while walking across even a narrow rope.
To get along well in life, we need a good sense of balance — physically, mentally, socially, spiritually. So along those lines, a few random thoughts…
People have tried for too long to “balance” their secular life with their “Christian” life. (May a Christian Do That?)
Blessing God does not undo my railing against another. It won’t even act as a counter balance to my evil speaking, somehow evening the score and giving me a clean slate. (Window to My Heart) Read it all
It’s coming to a solar system near me. Any time now.
What shall I expect?
- Y2K finally?
- The battle of Gog and Magog?
- Martial law?
- The Russian annexation of Ukraine?
- The collapse of Windows XP?
- A heartbleed leaking all over the Internet?
- The Rapture?
- A solar flare setting us back to the Neanderthal age?
- The West Coast falling off the United States?