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Body and Soul

February 12th, 2018 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

While preparing Gila Manolson’s book, Hands Off: This May Be Love for a second printing, I took the opportunity to look through it again. The following quote jumped out at me:

“God created our bodies and souls to work together as one, with the soul defining one’s identity and the body expressing it. Our dress, speech, and behavior should all reflect who we really are, deep within our innermost being. Only then can we be fully ourselves.”

Gila Manolson; Hands Off: This May Be Love

How the world REALLY works: What is money?

December 27th, 2017 Posted by On Our Mind 12 comments

Money is our oldest medium of systematic communication allowing stable communities of productive people to exchange information about trustworthiness, value, productivity, and even need. Money represents the promise of one party to deliver goods or services to another on demand. It is ultimately not a material but a spiritual matter. When trust collapses, so does money. –Rabbi Daniel Lapin, author of Thou Shall Prosper: The Ten Commandments for Making Money

Warmest Wishes

December 25th, 2017 Posted by On Our Mind 4 comments

Wishing our Christian friends a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Worthwhile read

December 20th, 2017 Posted by On Our Mind 3 comments

I’ve been a fan of Timothy Daughtry’s since hearing him speak at a conference a number of years ago. He understands that conservatives need to have a message to share with young people. Winning elections isn’t enough when schools, universities, movies, media and other powerful institutions start training young people from the youngest ages to think in only one way.

Tim’s latest piece is one that I would like to share with you. You can read it here.

 

Let Anthropologie Run Local Schools

December 14th, 2017 Posted by On Our Mind No Comment yet

Our local government schools had a late starting time today due to inclement weather. There had to be at least an 1/8 of an inch on our lawn this morning! Here’s an idea. I have no clue what the most popular mall stores are with children and teens, but how about linking school closings to store closings? I’m not the only one who notices that malls are packed on days that schools cancel classes because of weather. If you can get to Nordstrom, you can get to class.

Your taxpayer money

December 1st, 2017 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

Speaker Ryan and prominent GOP leaders held a press conference Wednesday addressing the issue of sexual harassment and announcing an upcoming vote on a resolution that requires mandatory training for members, staff, and interns on appropriate and inappropriate behavior.

Right. They’re going to use taxpayer money to tell members of Congress not to walk around naked in front of their staff. Obviously the people who take our money and spend it and who who tell us how to live our lives are too dim to figure that out for themselves. How about just emptying the Augean stable instead and starting over? 

Modern Games

November 29th, 2017 Posted by On Our Mind 3 comments

When you were younger, did you ever do those pages in Highlights magazine that featured “Spot the difference”? You were presented with two strikingly similar drawings and had to look for subtle changes between the two. Perhaps the flower in one drawing had four petals while the one in the other drawing had five.

Every once in a while I play a variation on that game. I pull up both CNN and Fox news on my computer and try to, “Spot the similarities.” It is striking how frequently I need to search before finding any story that both outlets are covering, let alone reporting the same facts.

Maybe it’s time to drop both CNN and FOX and go back to Highlights. It certainly would be more uplifting.

Giving Thanks

November 22nd, 2017 Posted by On Our Mind No Comment yet

Wishing everyone a day of gratitude for our many blessings. May it remind us to give thanks every single day of the year.

It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic

October 31st, 2017 Posted by On Our Mind 1 comment

A passing look at the Drudge report showed the following juxtaposition of links, one after another. 1) Family brutally beaten by group of teens in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor 2) Rising crime in Asian community has residents arming themselves 3) Update: Young Americans flock to paganism.

 

What Happened In Vegas Did Not Stay in Vegas

October 4th, 2017 Posted by AAJC Happenings, On Our Mind 13 comments

What happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. Its pulsating shock waves raced out across the country, whiplashing into every American heart. The very thought of that merciless rain of hot lead thudding into the flesh of unknowing innocents just elicits sad gasps of incredulous agony.

It only took a few hours for the predictable flood of media and political responses. Many were the standard clichés mentioning prayers, thoughts, shock and horror. Others sought explanations for this massacre or explored the means to prevent similar events from ever happening again.

We human beings are created with both head and heart. This means we should always respond to circumstances both intellectually and emotionally, but never both at the same time and never confusing head and heart.

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