Spiritual Water Satisfies Needs

Water is life giving! And today is World Water Day. Water is nourishing, sustaining our survival and keeping us from thirst. A person can last a long time without food but water is essential and necessary all the time.

When the Samaritan Woman argued with Jesus that He had nothing to draw water with, He responded to her by offering Himself. Living Water was what He offered that poor woman. He offered her the satisfaction of her soul. Knowing her life story, knowing her pitfalls and her sordid existence, He offered her life giving flowing abundance from Himself. [Read more…]

Old Tramp vs. New Floozy

The idle tramps always felt sure they could get a copper from Seth; they scarcely ever spoke to Adam. Adam Bede by George Eliot.

Reading those words I was mesmerized by the strength of the description. The showing instead of the telling of how forboding Adam’s character and looks were.

I read this to my beloved husband who does not read nor like old English Literature. He looked at me and said, “Poor Adam.”

To which I replied, “Poor Adam? No no. Listen to the words.”
So, I read it again. He nodded in agreement.

“Yes,” he stated, as matter of fact as he always was, “poor Adam must be a dweeb and the tramps don’t to go near him.”

Befuddled, I tried to understand what he was saying. Then it hit me. My dear husband thought that tramps were bad girls, the new fangled word for a woman of ill repute.

After the confusion lifted and my tears stopped rolling down my face, I explained that tramps in this instance were the poor folk who come to the door for food or drink. The confused look remained on his handsome face.

“Homeless people, Honey, you know. Those people who beg for food?”

As understanding dawned on him, he was disgusted with the language not with his misunderstanding.

So there you have it the old vs. the new. What is there to tell? One person’s classic is another person’s trash.

Self Centered Intolerance Not Tolerated

Dear Baba Rumcake,
I feel like the older i get, the more people get on my nerves. I don’t know if this has to do with my age (27 tomorrow..ughh) or my personality. I’m very introverted. I generally like people, but I notice that I have a shorter tolerance for them and being around people – especially groups or crowds has a way of totally draining my energy.
No Energy To Mingle
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Kierkegaard, Not Antonym to Belief

soren.jpg“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
— Søren Kierkegaard

Kierkegaard is by far one of our most brilliant philosophers of this time. His writings all stem from his education by a father who was well to do.

His devotion and his writings centered around the idea that we come to God individually not as a whole. It was based on the idea that the relationship with Christ was subjective and personal stemming from faith which is personal. [Read more…]

In America Official Advocates Live Ammunition Against Protesters

I never interfere in politics but this is ridiculous. Here in America! This is not Egypt or Libya! This is the United States of FREE America.

Jeff Cox, Deputy Attorney General of Indiana tweeted advocating that the police should use deadly force against the protesters of Wisconsin.

Now, it is really hard to believe that this moron could actually say and encourage such a thing. He must have visited the Middle East lately. [Read more…]