Free Will

Not the whale movie. When I go to church, we follow an agenda.  Welcome, confession, absolution, prayers, offerings, praise, scripture, sermon, more praise and communion, and the blessing.  It’s the same every week, but in Lent, we don’t do some of the chants because it IS Lent. Most people figure they’ll get to heaven because […]

Character Ethics

I saw this great graphic today comparing Character ethics to Personality ethics. The difference in definition is that Character ethics is an extension of your character…who you are. Personality ethics is what people see. So you can see the morally upright person that is compassionate and helpful who’s acting on a script, and you can […]

More than you can Handle

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. Why do people insist that the translation […]

Caste System

Everyone loves the caste system. It seems as if humanity is hardwired for it. There are the rich, powerful, influencers and then there are the rest of us. Wait, no. Because in “the rest of us” there are the “haves” and the “have nots.” Oh no, left out some. OK, well in the “haves,” there […]

I Wish…

I was listening to this lovely Clarinet Concerto on the radio. The guy had chops! (Meaning he’s technically brilliant.) The announcer comes on and waxes poetically about how great this recording was and then adds, “I wish I could play that well!” Duffer happens to catch a famous golfer on the driving range. 250 yard […]

I miss the country I grew up in

What? I thought you were American. I am. Everything is different. It was a simpler time. Since when? What do you mean? You grew up in the 60s. So? THE SIXTIES! You know–sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll? So? Viet Nam! Full coverage of the horrors of war available on your TV. MASH! Race riots […]

I Don’t Understand

I met with my Empowered Women’s Inner Circle yesterday. They are an amazing group of ladies. We were talking about how people justify high-end items. Most times, the products we market are not absolute necessities. For instance: what do you need in a kitchen?  Stove/oven Microwave? Refrigerator Sink Counter space Basic appliances such as stand […]