So really. How would Jesus vote? It’s less than a year away. So if He’s born in a week or so, next November He’ll not yet be a year, and not eligible yet to vote. After four and a half years of retirement, I haven’t been bored yet. I’m not realizing everything—being all that I […]

Have we ever taken seriously the question, “Why can’t Christmas last all year long?” Is it just how people’s psyches or souls are built, or is it some practical reason, or—who knows? The news; Gigi’s family finally after three years of effort, moving to Boise and back to Anchorage, bought a house on Maui and […]

So you’re one of the people who reads prefaces. For most of my reading life, I’m sure I read less than half of any books’ prefaces. That changed. The preface is an opportunity to get a very small grasp on the author’s perspective, hope for the book, and the history of the work. I now […]

To you this Christmas 2017, from Mary and Jim People say “How can things possibly get worse?” or “The end is coming” or “The sky is falling”. People questioned Jesus how we would know that the end is upon us. Do you think this more relevant today than a year ago? Is your heart disquieted? […]

Merry Christmas 2016 from Mary & Jim WWJW? We celebrate His birthday; what would Jesus want? “Toy soldiers, all in line”? He’s left some hints. “Love each other as I have loved you” (John 15:12). “ … whoever would be great among you must be your servant” (Matthew 20:26). “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly […]

“Wars and rumors of wars” … The pope said that Christmas this year is a charade. Are these the “end times”? Will the ISholes bring about Armageddon? I cannot say that the happenings within the smaller world I inhabit are of such apocalyptic consequence. Gigi and Eric sold their house four miles from us, and, […]

I was not attracted to the movie concept when it came out. I am opposed to war, and this one was advertised as being too “Rah, Rah!” for my taste. War is not a football game with a tailgate party; that is all too true of Iraq. But when it became available on the net […]