Olympus vs Olivet

It is not to Ilium that we should look for wisdom, but to Israel. To the personification of wisdom sitting on a mountain teaching His followers about the blessings of following Him.

The Sound of Music

personal violin

Normally I don't ask you to watch a video before I get to the the Spiritual Application of my blog posts. I would suggest watching this one. I'm a violinist, so I found it fascinating. If you can't watch it, I will summarize it for you. It is on the history of violins and it's only … Continue reading The Sound of Music

Ringbearer or Firebearer?

"A corner learns to live alone." This was in a statement to the press recently, a brilliant defensive coordinator answering questions about a struggling cornerback. In football, the cornerback is required to cover the wide receiver, keep them from catching passes.  Because they're often "on an island" with their receiver, they can't always rely on … Continue reading Ringbearer or Firebearer?

Brand (New) Jesus

One of my favorite books is "The Scarlet Pimpernel," and in a twist that no one saw coming...the movie adaptation is just as good! If you know the story, it's about a English nobleman, Sir Percy, who uses disguises, quick thinking, and the pseudonymn "Scarlet Pimpernel"  to rescue French nobles condemned to die by the … Continue reading Brand (New) Jesus

The Old Man Who Can’t See

Ernest Hemingway is arguably one of the most popular 20th century authors. [It is my guess that he is the inspiration for those "Most Interesting Man in the World" commercials.] He was born in a nearby suburb, so my writing group headed that way one day last month. We gadded about the museum to learn … Continue reading The Old Man Who Can’t See

Sauron and Satan

Although I have been transparent to my blog readers that I don’t have a favorite movie, I do have movies that I greatly enjoy watching.  Like Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings story. If you haven’t seen it, shame on you!  Go watch it and then come back and read this.  (Spoiler Alert: good guys win). … Continue reading Sauron and Satan