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Praise and Criticism

Thursday, Feb. 4                                                       

Someone praised me for something a few days ago.  My reaction was normal.  I didn’t know how to respond verbally, but I know it brought about a good feeling inside of me.  265 more words


02/04 | Afrofuristic Cinema: CRUMBS (Spain/Ethiopia)

CRUMBS is set against the background of spectacular post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscapes, where the film finds a strange-looking scrap collector, Gagano (played by the charismatic Daniel Tadesse). 204 more words

Film Festival

Mutual Delight

Wednesday, Feb. 3                                                    

“Jesus is holding my hand; I’m not holding His.”—Doug Burch.  The difference is obvious.  If we hang on to Him, we can lose our grip.  267 more words


crumbs 3

a blackbird pecking at crumbs
thrown by a hand he has never seen
upon a lawn of dazzling green
under swiftly moving clouds

that is how it appeared to me… 10 more words



Way across the sea, in a land of cured meats, running bulls, flamenco dancers and flying tomatoes, there lies a dish devoted to the most humble of humble foods – bread. 291 more words


Another Paradox

Tuesday, Feb. 2

I can’t resist adding a note concerning election.  Salvation is often expressed in terms of turning over one’s life to Christ.  The implication is that we have free choice in the matter, which negates the idea that God chooses us, which is also Biblical.  274 more words