This is the first post for the new blog humor, hope and holiness. Topic--Happy beginnings and happy endings. Books: "All of 'em should have a happy ending. All of 'em hast to!" This post includes a happy beginning plan for the blog which explains what readers might find in each of the menu categories: faith matters, music matters and open roads.
(Note: This post begins somberly but ends joyously!) As a Blogger posted on October 5, 2017: "Our country is in mourning..." Bill Wilson, "The Daily Jot". Throughout the world people are mourning because of the devastation and loss from hurricanes, volcanoes, wildfires,... Continue Reading →
Practicing Motorcycling: In addition to being MUCH more vigilant about examining road conditions (looking for potholes, gravel, debris, etc.), there are two skills I have had to practice to get them to be automatic with my new Yamaha 1100 Virago... Continue Reading →
Vivian (age 8) stated, "Nick, there's no such thing as "string birds." "YES, there is," Nick (age 4) retorted, "Daddy said so!" "NO, it's blackbirds," Vivian argued. "No..." Nick began. Then Mom interceded, "What are string birds, Nick?" He calmly... Continue Reading →
Disciplining our children requires wisdom, patience and consistency. We discipline them because we love them. God disciplines us because He loves us. Discipline is for our good, though it may seem harsh at the time. Being a prayerful, compassionate Christian who trusts God in everything requires discipline. Can being trained by a Wise Disciplinarian make a pristine and peaceful future more likely to prevail over a rugged harsh one? Time will tell.
It's bad news when a boy goes to the refrigerator and exclaims with a horrified voice, "Not again! It's empty!" It's good news when good prevails over evil. Why do people gossip to spread bad news about others? What is it that keeps people listening to bad news and believing untruthful news? How can we discern what news is "good" versus "bad?" In this post, blogger Keena ruminates on these topics and shares Scripture from the Holy Bible.