Perhaps the fact that my father was a coal miner has sensitized me to the story out of Chile. Maybe my amateur explorations of undeveloped caves helps me feel for those men. Continue reading Certain Deliverance
How people yearn to have some visible object to venerate! Most religions feature statues and images to which worshipers offer food, drink and precious objects. Shrines dot the landscape of nations across the globe and pilgrims make long treks to bow before these “sacred” relics. Continue reading A True View Of God
Many analogies have been used to describe our lives on earth: voyages across often-stormy seas, climbing to the summit of a tall mountain, fighting daily battles. We steer clear of comparisons like “a bed of roses” because we know one thing for sure: Life is sometimes quite difficult. Continue reading Enduring The Blows Of Life
Sometimes I shake my head in disbelief as I consider what happened to ancient Israel. These people were the beneficiaries of incredible blessings from God. But still they turned away from God to serve idols. How could such a thing happen? Continue reading Have You Not Heard?
As one who has gardened, I often marvel at the process. In the spring I till the ground and bury small seeds under the soil. Over the next few weeks the plants grow and vegetables are produced. Continue reading Wasted Resources
Lance Armstrong can truthfully be described as “a legend in his own time.” He is currently engaged in the Tour de France, a bicycle race that covers a 2,200 mile route throughout France and bordering countries.
The race would be hard if the course was flat, but much of the course goes through the Alps. This is not a race for weekend bikers.
At age 38, Armstrong has been described as a Methuselah in the sport. When you recall his health crisis from 1996, the amazement factor increases. Continue reading “Live Strong”
The arrests earlier this week of 11 individuals on charges of spying for Russia has garnered much attention. These seemed to be ordinary citizens, pursuing the American dream like the rest of us. Continue reading Spies Among Us
Imagine lying in a hammock in the warm summer sun. A slight breeze draws a contented sigh from you as you close your eyes. Within moments you’re drifting off to a restful summer nap. Continue reading Drifting Away
“Chilling” is a word that comes to mind in reading the article published in the “New York Times” on June 11, 2010. Entitled “Merely Human? That’s So Yesterday”, the article describes a conference held recently in California. Continue reading A New Tower Of Babel?
Nicolas Carr’s 2008 article in “The Atlantic” entitled, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” caught a lot of people’s attention.
To even ask such a question is audacious, one might think. Isn’t the purpose of Google to help us find information on the Internet? How could finding new information make us less intelligent?
Carr intensifies his argument in a new book, “The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains.” In a nutshell, here is what Carr claims: The way we browse items on the Internet changes the way we focus on information. We are acquainted with a greater array of information, but becoming less able to maintain a focus on that information. Continue reading “Give Attention To Reading”