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  • Peace of Life

    “The peace of life is found not in a man’s own achievement. The way of trust is the way of content. The attempt to achieve peace is doomed to everlasting failure. The willingness to receive peace as a gift from the One we trust opens the door to inner serenity.” Lynn Harold Hough, The Man of […]?

  • Abortion – Does the System Have You By the Ears

    Francis Berger has written a post titled Let’s Practice System Distancing: The Abortion Edition, which delves into how the trumpeting of the possibility of overturning of Roe v Wade is sucking you into continuing to support The System, rather than turning your back on The System and denying The System the support it needs to continue […]?

  • Goin’ Fishin’ – Trout Openers

    I’ll be heading north to my trout camp, Two Arrows, tomorrow bright and early in the a.m. This is the 28th year in a row. A grand tradition with my sons and brothers. For these past 15 years, my dog Elsa has been streamside with me, but alas no more. I told my Lovely Melis […]?

  • A Good Death – Slightly Marred

    Yesterday, I had to say goodbye to my dog, Elsa. She’d been with me for 15 years. I’d known her time with me was coming to a close and had been in contact with a local organization that comes right to your home so that death is approached not in a vet’s examining room, but […]?

  • Steel Yourselves, Christians

    …If evil forces see a possible victory, they will take the risk and release chaos upon the world. Whenever this happens they must be restrained not merely by potential but by actual physical force. …In the presence of recalcitrant evil the society of Christian good will must turn to steel. Lynn Harold Hough, Patterns of the […]?

  • It’s Alive, No It’s Extinct, It’s Alive, No It’s Extinct

    Every year, or so, the Ivory Billed Woodpecker is claimed to be sighted, though just last year, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially declared it extinct. Well, maybe not. The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA claims to have new evidence that the Ivory Billed Woodpecker lives. They have published a paper claiming multiple lines of evidence which suggest […]?

  • Don’t Get Lost in God

    Only a man obsessed by a false spiritual aspiration wants to be lost in God. A man of true spiritual ambition wants rather to be found in God. Or to put the matter more adequately, the true desire is not oneness with the essence of God (which would involve a disguised desire to become divine […]?

  • Altruism – A Besetting Virtue

    Altruism is one of our besetting virtues. And a charming and gracious virtue it is. But we have not learned that altruism which is not subjected to the stern tests of critical intelligence is sure to betray both the gracious lover of his kind and the object of his beneficence…We have not served the cause […]?

“Prayers of Steel.”
Carl Sandburg – 1878-1967

“Lay me on an anvil, O God.
Beat me and hammer me into a crowbar.
Let me pry loose old walls.
Let me lift and loosen old foundations.”

“Lay me on an anvil, O God.
Beat me and hammer me into a steel spike.
Drive me into the girders that hold a skyscraper together.
Take red-hot rivets and fasten me into the central girders.
Let me be the great nail holding a skyscraper through blue nights into white stars”

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