Thursday, November 17, 2016





Well my dear ones,



A long LONG time ago, I read a series of books,

called The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

(written by Stephen R. Donaldson, the hero

 is actually a leper...great characters...

 great dialogue...a re-read may be due =>)

wherein one of the characters had a line so cool

that it has stuck with me all these years,

"Courtesy is like a drink at a mountain stream."


I love that line, and I think about it, well,

every time I see people being discourteous,

which is, sadly, quite often these days.


Here in the USA, we just had an election

that kind of brought to light a sharp divide

in the way the urban folk view life as

as opposed to those in a more rural setting.


Almost sadder than the rampant discourtesy

is the lack of knowledge of history on display.

I’ve been out of it for so long that

I’m not even sure they teach history in school.


(for example, here is a piece on the difference

 between a democracy and a republic...

 ...I thought this was common knowledge...

 ...I would hope they are teaching these types

 of things in schools; if not,

 please let me know. => )


I loved history!

In order to progress in the future

you need know what happened in the past,

as well analyzing why it happened.


To me, I see history as literally “His Story,”

as in, the way God is working things out

(not that we don’t have the free will

to join in that process if we so choose =>).


And, as my pastor often says,

“Whether you are liberal, conservative,

 or libertarian...God can use you.”


Well, that’s surely true.

But no matter what our backgrounds are,

or how we may differ in how we see life,

I hope and pray to see

“the age of courtesy”...


Even if I don’t see it,

I plan to keep on praying for it.


grace, peace, and love to you,



“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,

For wisdom and might are His.

And He changes the times and the seasons;

He removes kings and raises up kings;

He gives wisdom to the wise

And knowledge to those who have understanding.”

             --- Daniel 2:20-21


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