Lighting Candles at Camp Agape

At Camp at the end of the second day there is held a candle lighting ceremony when the center of the room has a draped table adorned with nothing but candelabra, where each camper, their buddy, and the volunteers have placed a photo of the person whom they have recently lost, or whom they particularly wish to honor this year. Continue reading “Lighting Candles at Camp Agape”

Go Carly! Run for the GOP nomination for president

Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorina

Go Carly! Carly Fiorina should run for the Republican nomination for President. Even if she does not get the nomination her presence, presumably running mainly against Hillary and not the other republican primary candidates, will serve a useful purpose. Continue reading “Go Carly! Run for the GOP nomination for president”

Broken – think upon the 7 Trials of Christ

Broken. The word “broken” can bring up powerful emotions or simple frustration. Context means everything. This morning Fr. Dave1 made repetitive use of “broken” during the Palm Sunday Liturgy of the Palms. Of course, the reference was to the body of Jesus, broken on the cross. Fr. Dave’s sermon was powerful on this powerful day and I am drawn to think on current circumstances.

We too are broken. America, along with much of the world, has lost its moral compass. I’ll say nothing more for fear of devolving into a political diatribe which is not the purpose today. But because of our brokenness, this Holy Week spurs me to repeat what I have done a few times during this time of year — to re-publish The Seven Trials of Christ. What better way to think about this brokenness but to study Jesus’ sacrifice in a modern, judicial context. (Note that some poetic license is taken by some fictional accounts). As noted in footnote [1], this is a work that was begun by my father, Guilford L. Jones, Jr. — a fantastic lawyer from Big Spring who often delivered this as a speech, powerfully. I have done some modifications and additions, of which I hope “Big Guil”2 would approve. Continue reading “Broken – think upon the 7 Trials of Christ”

  1. Rev. David Sugeno, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church of Marble Falls
  2. Dad only partially abbreviated our shared given name.

Been busy

but that’s not really a good excuse for not writing. Between flunking retirement, the weather, and various distractions I’m not cycling, not flying the hexacopter, not fishing and not kayaking. Ham radio has recently been more of a job than a hobby so that’s where that went.  The rest of my life really isn’t worth babbling about  🙂

But soon. Keep the faith!

Democrats are Gruberized

Democrats are Gruberized and they can’t brush it off or wash it off. “Gruberized” is the newest verb/adjective in the lexicon and the Democrat Party, the whole party, has been Gruberized. President Obama and every Democrat who touted and voted for the “Affordable” Care Act (ACA) is trying to run from the comments of Professor Jonathan Gruber by accusing the GOP of “fanning the flames” of his comments. No, quite the contrary. Continue reading “Democrats are Gruberized”

This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from the Washington Post explains.

The “Sitting Is Killing You” Infographic Shows Just How Bad Prolonged Sitting Is

Sitting is killing you. Numerous studies have pointed to the health risks of sitting all day

via This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long.

I thought this worthy of sharing and preserving on this blog. I hope that it causes others to read the full article. Since it is quite complete, I need make no further comment.

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Conundrum – Socialism vs America

Definition of Conundrum

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.

Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:

1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century. Makes you wonder who is doing the math.

 The direction of our country

These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

And here’s another one worth considering…

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second didn’t. Think about it…..

and Last but not least,

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

Am I the only one missing something?

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