The meme - and its implication - is not only cynical but deeply contemptuous to the victims of violence (children), to the United States Constitution, and to the love of God in Jesus Christ.
5oth Birthday party = A Big Hit! What an amazing weekend! Where to begin? I simply have to share about the past two days with my faith community here at First Presbyterian Church of Brandon. I need to be careful not to sound as if I’m writing advertising copy for … Continue Reading Birthday Party = A Charge of Life!!!!!
It’s a boy! I guess if there’s anything that has a charge of life about it… it’s the promise held in a brand-new child. Yesterday, many, many miles to the north, Naomi and Craig discovered that our 18-weeks and counting grandchild is a boy. Not, “It’s going to be a boy,” … Continue Reading The Grandaddy Journals, Part III
Well the timing couldn’t be better on the launch of this new blog. I set up “The Life-Charged Life” here at WordPress just a week ago, because my “Blogger” host site crashed and stayed down way too long. I picked the title based on my own observations regarding the question, … Continue Reading A Life-Charged Book in the Works
All that glitters is not gold: A few days ago I was talking with a friend about (yes, I’m embarrassed to admit this…) economics. I’m not exactly a math genius, but I do personally know the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business – he’s a brother by … Continue Reading The Emperor is Stark Naked!
Enthusiasm can be contagious. This is Scout, she’s Rebekah’s labradoodle. When Scout is excited, there’s really nothing else to do but to get on board for the ride. In this picture – taken yesterday afternoon – Scout evidently can’t contain her enthusiasm for her new haircut. Or maybe she’s just … Continue Reading Life Fueled by Enthusiasm
Blast off! Just a few seconds ago, I watched the Space Shuttle Endeavor take off on its final mission. Now that’s what I call taking the initiative and putting the Monday morning clichés to rest! “Life” (as in life-charged life) is a good topic for a Monday morning! So many … Continue Reading Blast-off! A Great Way to Tackle Monday Morning
Well, America has spoken. Or – at least – some of the people who read my blog have shared their feelings. Overwhelmingly, there has been “two thumbs up” for this new format. The changes will go like this: I have decided to move my primary blog to this location at … Continue Reading Establishing the Brand
So Why Am I Here? First off, “Thanks a bunch, WordPress, for the huge assist this morning.” I guess it really is a good idea to have another blogging “platform” up and running on standby. I’ve gotta say that Google’s “blogger” has seriously let me down. When I realized I … Continue Reading Joining a Bigger Conversation – about Life…
OK, so I blog at http://www.derekmaulonthehalfshell.blogspot.com (typically). However, the site has been “down for maintenance” ever since I signed in yesterday afternoon. Not cool, Google… Desperate, I jumped over to WordPress. Maybe I can RSS to this spot on a regular basis? Maybe I can cut and paste? Who knows? … Continue Reading Hello, WordPress!