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

Muhammad, the Mountain, and the Lukewarm

by baldilocks Before the death of the legendary Muhammad Ali—a Muslim--I said a prayer for him--that God the Father might draw him to Jesus the Christ—and I said so on Social Media. I expected one of my few Muslim friends to take offense to this, but it is many professed Christians who seem have more … Continue reading Muhammad, the Mountain, and the Lukewarm

Tribalism Replaces Truth

by baldilocks Do you ever feel as though the world has become like the movie The Invasion of the Body Snatchers and that you are one of the few remaining unsnatched? Just wondering. Everything has become a litmus test for labelling. Everyone knows, just knows what you think about a topic because of their notions … Continue reading Tribalism Replaces Truth

Real Prophets Always Tell You Stuff You Don’t Want to Hear

by baldilocks 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man … Continue reading Real Prophets Always Tell You Stuff You Don’t Want to Hear

The Pruning

by baldilocks In my backyard, there is a bougainvillea bush at the northwest corner of the property. My neighbor’s garage sits on the west border and, a couple of years ago, I attached a wooden trellis to the wall of it, in order to feed the vines of the bush through so that it would grow along … Continue reading The Pruning

What’s Growing in Your Garden?

by baldilocks Over at Ace of Spades HQ, my friend Monty expounds on a concept which I coined a number of years ago at my old blog and mentioned in an earlier Da Tech Guy post: The Coconut Treatment. There is a price to be paid for divorcing actions and concepts from the words that describe them. … Continue reading What’s Growing in Your Garden?