Lord Of The Past

Lord of the here and now 
Lord of the come what may 
I want to believe somehow 
That You can heal these wounds of yesterday 
So now I'm asking You 
To do what You want to do 
Be the Lord of my past Oh how I want You to Be the Lord of the past … Continue reading Lord Of The Past

Feeding the Brimstone

by baldilocks The church I regularly attend is multi-racial, but I didn’t choose it because of that. I chose it because of other churches and other pastors. I chose it because of situations like the following. From Lloyd Marcus: My brother Jerry is a deacon in his all-black church. Jerry called to tell me he … Continue reading Feeding the Brimstone

Old Ally

by baldilocks Fran Poretto is an old blog friend of mine and, while I read his many excellent essays, I’d like to present a sample.  In the Decalogue, we find the propositions that for many centuries constituted the definition of moral / ethical law for Western man: Thou shalt not murder. Thou shalt not commit … Continue reading Old Ally

Crazy Voices

Get out of here You crazy voice You’re the devil Not my Father Or some evil Flesh desire Let me be I am free Back in the dim and distant past known as last year, upon its rerelease yours truly wrote a review of contemporary Christian music pioneer Oden Fong’s 1979 classic record Come For … Continue reading Crazy Voices

Pouring the Concrete for Marxism’s Earthly Foundation

by baldilocks Back in May, I said this. When we think of lies, we tend to think of them as linear one-dimensional, straight-out falsehoods: 2+2=57, for example—a thing so outrageously false as to be laughable. And this.  The Devil is building his multi-dimensional kingdom of lies—in counterpoint to the Kingdom of God. And in imitation … Continue reading Pouring the Concrete for Marxism’s Earthly Foundation

Yardsticks

by baldilocks As a few people may have noticed, I've been going back over posts from my old blog, which I started in 2003. One of the things which has hindered me in deciding what to write about is that, often, I feel like I'm repeating myself. But a long-time fan turned that notion around … Continue reading Yardsticks

Gold, Frankincense, and Metal … er, Myrrh

In a world seemingly gone mad, finding something or someone worth praising can be difficult. The old adage regarding the news media, namely "if it bleeds it leads," has seldom been more accurate than it is today. Be the blood literal or figurative, the latter shed by those living in Perpetual Butthurtsville shaking with fear … Continue reading Gold, Frankincense, and Metal … er, Myrrh

Of Gibson Guitars and A.J. Delgado

This is one of those "to tell the story I first have to tell you this story" posts, so please bear with. During the early months of last year (February, to be precise), I posted a lengthy dissertation on my personal blog about my favorite guitar and its assorted adventures since coming into my possession … Continue reading Of Gibson Guitars and A.J. Delgado

The Mustard Seed Faith Incident

This past Sunday marked my fifty-eighth anniversary on this planet. As birthdays go it went all right; a far sight better than has been the unfortunate norm the past several years. Skipping the gory details, suffice it to say the acronym ASB has oft been used to describe another birthday. I add that if you … Continue reading The Mustard Seed Faith Incident

Reigning Hopelessness

by baldilocks A real environmental crisis: it's Raining Needles. Alternate title: Why I Stopped Wearing Flip-flops in Public. They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin … Continue reading Reigning Hopelessness

On Seeking The Genuine And Matching T-Shirts

This past weekend, the mysterious albeit not mythical Mrs. Dude and I did a quick trip down Southern California way for the primary purpose of attending a beloved friend's daughter's baby shower. And, as long as we were in the neighborhood, swinging by to visit the mice and the ducks and the dogs and the … Continue reading On Seeking The Genuine And Matching T-Shirts

Watchmen

by baldilocks Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna: Early Wednesday morning a man with a high-powered rifle attacked Republican members of Congress at a baseball diamond in Alexandria, Virginia. The shooter, a man from Indiana named James T. Hodgkinson, was eventually shot dead by police officers, but not until he had wounded Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) … Continue reading Watchmen

All You Lucky People

Do people really want the truth? If you spend any period of time cruising "conservative" sites dedicated to dissecting pop culture, or "neutral" sites dissecting of culture with one or more conservative writers on staff, the answer comes rapidly. It's no. To be more precise, the aforementioned writers have little if any interest in proclaiming, … Continue reading All You Lucky People

Songs For The Ritually Abused

Last week, most of the world gasped in horror at the sight of children in Manchester, most of them girls, being blown apart for the crime of attending a pop concert. I say most; the satanic jihadists celebrated even as some among the oh so pure Konservative Kool Kidz Klub sneered how Ariana Grande had … Continue reading Songs For The Ritually Abused

The Lovely And Violent Hills

This past weekend, the mysterious yet not mythical Mrs. Dude and I took some much needed time away from our respective workplaces to visit the mice, ducks, dogs, chipmunks, and other critters. In other words, Disneyland. Given how we had an extra day, rather than take the quicker, fiercely duller I-5 freeway we opted for … Continue reading The Lovely And Violent Hills