Fruit – Practically Speaking

It can happen to any of us I suppose. When we begin to study God’s word and grow in our understanding, we are always looking for that next nugget of truth that will light up our souls or impress the folks at Bible study. We will pass by something familiar in search of the “undiscovered insight,” and those insights do… (more…)

In Repair

The washing machine broke last week. It’s only about three years old. The technician that came out replaced a coupling but warned that the motor was going. As soon as he left and we started a load of clothes, it was clear that it was still not working. So, we called them back out.  This time, the owner came and… (more…)

Valen

Last week I took Caleb to see the new movie, Eragon. If you’re a fan of this type movie, its good and don’t listen to the critics. There are many good things about the film… but this story is about the aftermath. On the way home from the movie I was telling Cale that the book was written by a 17… (more…)

I Need a Famine

John Stossel does those, Give Me a Break programs on ABC. I like them because most of the time he is saying things the rest of us think but don’t have a platform to speak about. Like why when you buy a box of Pop Tarts – and the box is 30% empty. Like we’re to dumb to know they’re… (more…)

One Year Later

It was one year ago this week, (or something close to this week,) that I began a weekly blog called, The Telemicus Files. It is mostly to point friends and family to thoughts on spiritual things. As I told you from the beginning, this is not meant to be a deep theological endeavor, its meant to help us think a… (more…)

A Staement of Trust

Years ago, Billy Joel did a song called, A Matter of Trust. Good song! Trust is easy – until it’s put to a test. When the circumstances are not what we have in mind, our trust becomes a precarious cliff that we walk the edge of until we either move to secure ground or dive headlong into the abyss.  But… (more…)

A Good Year

A Good Year is a movie about a rich stock trader, Max Skinner, who has learned to love nothing and no one but money. In his childhood, he spent summers with his Uncle Henry in France. In the course of his busy, materialistic life, he stopped making contact with Henry. After ten years of unintended separation, he receives word that… (more…)

Waiting for Something to Happen

Did you ever experience one of those periods of life when it seemed you were waiting for something to happen that would move life forward somehow. You looked down the road of your life . . . looking for a sign you couldn’t name or an answer to a prayer you dare not ask. Jackson Browne starts out the song,… (more…)

People Can Change

I had been wanting to watch this movie since it came out, but it just didn’t make the top of the list… until last Friday. On the way home, I stopped at the DVD store and picked up 16 Blocks. It’s a good movie about police corruption. Jack Mosley, (Bruce Willis) is a beaten down alcohol driven cop who is… (more…)

Fake Raisin Bran

When I was a boy, my sisters and I would usually spend some time each summer at our grandma’s house in northeast Oklahoma . She lived out in the country. I always liked going there. Granddad had lots stuff that a boy would find cool. My favorite thing was a lamp that sat on the table beside his chair. The… (more…)