People are being held hostage by those who use them to make money from their living bodies. It really is slavery, people being forced to render their services under conditions of threats, coercion, and basic servitude. There are five major and horrifying categories; First, organ harvesting is happening! For money, the powerful exploits the vulnerable! … Continue reading People For Sale! In Modern Society?!
Tomato vines are great to see in a garden as it produces many fruit from a single vine. To have those fruit requires some effort by the gardener. The earth has to be tilled, weeds pulled, and rocks removed. We put some thought into the proper spacing and arrangement of the garden. We desire the … Continue reading From the Vine Comes the Fruit Within the Soul’s Garden
My friends and I were a little something like the "Dukes of Hazards" in our quest to enjoy the "out of the way" lifestyle that didn't quite fit into the law-abiding side of life. My parents are human, like every other human being on this planet. That means their love for their children caused them … Continue reading Parents, Ministers, Children, and Redeeming the Family
There are a lot of storms that come by the way of the oceans and the winds. Hurricanes and tornadoes are devastating, and so are strong windy storms that are lesser than the massive storms. They often come in such a way that not only one family has to rebuild their lives, but whole neighborhoods, … Continue reading Storms of Life Are Calmed By What?
I woke to this news headline this morning; "A Florida man suspected of shooting a police officer killed four young children he held hostage in an apartment complex before committing suicide Monday evening -- a tragic ending to a nearly 24-hour-long standoff, police said." Tragic! This describes the tumult facing people on all levels. Psychologists … Continue reading Great Trouble and Suffering this Morning
I recall playing the whisper game. The one where a truth is shared by a whisper into the ear of the one next in line. After the secret is shared from ear to ear, through about ten people, the truth is badly disfigured and unrecognizable. It is like looking at a lump of dough that … Continue reading The Whisper Game Is Yeast In the Dough
Most of what we know about what is happening in our town or world depends on what we watch on TV, read in newspapers, or hear on radio. Unless we learn by experience, school work, or other natural processes. Either way, we have to try to make sense of the knowledge that is reported to … Continue reading Wise Counsel to Pollute This World?