Simple Needs
Posted on November 30, 2014

Years ago I knew a man named Jeffrey. Jeffrey moved slowly through life. His needs seemed simple. Some folks called him “slow witted.” Others said he lacked ambition. Or education. Perhaps he lacked opportunity. Or, as I noted, maybe his needs were just simple.

Thanksgiving
Posted on November 23, 2014

Being thankful, I think, is not a matter of recognizing what we have. It is instead a matter of our worldview, how we look at life and faith.

Going Back
Posted on November 16, 2014

There is a commercial showing nowadays featuring Matthew McConaughey driving a certain car the advertiser is trying to sell. In the ad, McConaughey tells his imaginary passenger that some say you can’t go home again, but it’s not true. You need to do so, he counsels, to find out where you’ve been so that you can figure out where you’re going. That is the counterpoint to the advice of Thomas Wolfe who wrote You Can’t Go Home Again.

Love to Die For
Posted on November 9, 2014

For what would one be willing to give his or her life? Both Hebrew scripture and the New Testament pose that question... as do literature and theater, philosophy and romance. Is there anything (or anyone) that means more than life to us, for which (or for whom) we would lay down our very own lives?

Blogs about Blogs
Posted on November 2, 2014

When I first arrived at Marble, I was told that I was expected to write a weekly blog. My response was, “What’s a blog?” Vic Lindsey answered that a blog is an article that shares my thoughts on anything. “On anything?,” I questioned. “On anything,” he answered. “Sports, family, entertainment, politics, your favorite restaurant, religion, anything.” So, that’s what I’ve been doing for almost six years now. Every week I have been writing articles about pretty much anything.