Monthly Archives: December 2009

Revealing (addendum)

I found this web posting by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to be particularly revealing in thinking about what may have lead to his extremism. “I have no one to speak too [sic],” read a posting from January 2005, when Umar Farouk … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Conversations

This quote was in a lesson by Steve Saccone at Moasic in LA. “The substance of your conversations mirrors the substance of the relationships that exist in your life.” Steve Saccone

Leave a comment

Revealing

The dramatic unsuccessful attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a NW Airlines flight from Amsterdam has prompted a huge amount of well deserved attention. There are so many questions to be answered and continuing revelations, I expect the reporting will … Continue reading

Leave a comment

It’s true, but …

It is a beautiful morning. I’m out riding my bike to the beach. There are lots of busy streets and intersections. I decide to cross at one particularly busy intersection so decided to use the pedestrian crosswalk. I waited for … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Fickles 12-28-09

Fickles and Fannie made it to Florida. Enjoying their morning walk together, Fannie says,”Did you pack your bathing suit? The camouflage one.” Fickles: “Yes. I sure did”. Fannie: “Well I didn’t see it when I unpacked”. Fickles: “Well, duh. It’s … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Fond Memories

Having breakfast at our hotel on the way to Florida. There is a family group here that reminds me of years past. Grandad and grandmom are enjoying children and grandchildren. Appears to be 10-12 grandkids 10 and under, mostly under. … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Bowl Bound

The Crocketts shared family gifts this evening. The big surprise was tickets for all of their family to attend the Music City bowl this coming Sunday in Nashville. UK will play Clemson. Everyone also received UK apparel to wear to … Continue reading

Leave a comment

It’s Ryan’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Ryan Today is Ryan’s 15th birthday. We were able to celebrate with him last evening. He is a great grandson, a follower of Christ, a proud ROTC Marine, a wrestler, an avid hunter, fisherman, imaginative inventor, a hopeful … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Kenosis

Kenois – the spiritual act of pouring out oneself, of “emptying” the self of its prerogatives … the idea of relinquishment of authority, power or prerogative. Jesus stands as the supreme example of this generous act of humility. Kenosis is … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Satiation

Satiation – the state of being overly full or satisfied to excess. God has much to offer us, but if we are already full – of things of this world – then we have no room to receive. Pilgrim Heart … Continue reading

Leave a comment