"Fun Facts" and "Personal Experiences" When I was younger, I blushed a lot. Being blonde and pale, my blushing was obvious. My Kindergarten Photo Charles Darwin called blushing “the most peculiar and most human of all expressions.” Mark Twain concluded, “Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to.” As I grew up, I … Continue reading Don’t ask me why I blush
"Court Case Friday" "Frenchie" In 2020, the French bulldog (“Frenchie”) became the second most popular dog breed in America (behind Labs). Frenchies are small, adorable, low energy, adaptable to homes and apartments, and comfortable with individuals and families. One drawback -- when Frenchies are scared, tired, or over-excited they scream loudly like a human baby. … Continue reading Case of the mysterious disappearance of the “Frenchie” bulldog
"Sunday Afternoon Sermon" Another layer of “proof” of the existence of God, is personal revelation from God. Personal revelation from God comes in many forms: inspiration, sudden flow of ideas or intelligence, promptings, premonitions, prophesies, heavenly voices, dream visions, visitations by heavenly messengers, and theophany, a personal visit by God. Although I have not experienced … Continue reading Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism #4: Personal Revelation
I learned in church as a child that Goliath was about 10 feet tall. I was impressed! According to the King James Version (KJV), based on the Hebrew Masoretic Text, Goliath was “six cubits and a span” (1 Sam. 17:4). “Cubit” comes from Latin meaning “elbow.” A cubit is the length from the tip of … Continue reading How Tall Was Goliath — Really?
The Battle of Stirling Bridge -- The English Commander Slept in Late William Wallace Memorial On a hill overlooking the plains of southern Scotland is a 220-foot castle tower museum dedicated to William Wallace, “Braveheart,” “the Guardian of Scotland.” In the 1200’s, the English had captured the strategic Stirling Castle. On an early morning in … Continue reading “Braveheart” Defeated the English Because Their Commander Slept In Late
"Court Case Friday" Years ago, a local Starbucks had a huge volume of customers. It was outperforming all the other Starbucks in the area. After a while, detectives noticed that most of the customers were teenagers. This was unusual. Police officers have a “sixth sense” for spotting anomalies, and so they decided to investigate. … Continue reading Starbucks: “Would you like marijuana with your coffee?”
"Sunday Afternoon Sermon" Prophetic Revelation A prophet is God’s messenger. He is called by, and speaks for, God. A prophet receives commandments, prophecies, and revelations from the Lord. The Lord operates through His prophets. That is His M.O. “That’s how He rolls.” “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret … Continue reading Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism #3: Prophetic Revelation, Scripture, Prophecy
"Sunday Sermon" One of the greatest challenges in life is to keep things in proper balance. We must strive to balance “our compassion for others" with “our loyalty to the commandments.” We must always love the sinner, but we must never advocate sin. We Must Always Love the Sinner As disciples of Christ, we … Continue reading Love the Sinner, but Don’t Condone the Sin
"Fun Facts" Visiting the land of my Scottish ancestors, I learned that the official national animal is -- the unicorn. Images of unicorns can be found on Scottish castles, cathedrals, coats of arms, and flags. April 9th is set aside as National Unicorn Day. Why was the unicorn chosen as the national animal of Scotland? … Continue reading You’ll never guess Scotland’s national animal!
"Fun Facts" and "Personal Experience" The Origin of Friday the 13th: Massacre of the Knights Templar The most popular legend is that King Phillip IV of France and Pope Clement V conspired to eliminate the political threat, and seize the massive wealth, of the Knights Templar. So, on Friday, October 13th, 1307, hundreds of Knights … Continue reading Origin of Friday the 13th and Why It’s My Lucky Day