Category Archives: Random Musings

Another Forty Days, Day 37–No Right Time

Whenever you’re ready, I’ve got the car and the engine running Such a bore when you know what’s coming all the time. Whenever you’re ready, to slam the door ’til the hinges fly Trace an arc across the big blue … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 36–Lost Connections

“If God is in his sanctuary And Jesus is still on the throne, And the Holy Ghost rests in the hearts of man, Then why am I still struggling alone?” I penned these words as part of a song I … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 35–Bloodied but Unbowed

It would not be one of my blog series if I didn’t include, in some form, the poem “Invictus,” written in 1875 by William Ernest Henley. Although I had known of the poem for many years (remembered in vague childhood … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 34–From Hosanna to Hatred

How does one get from “Hosanna!” on Sunday to “Crucify him!” on Friday? What a week it must’ve been–people who adored and cheered and praised you, giving you a hero’s welcome to the city only to turn into a jeering, … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 33–Laid Bare By the Storm

I have listening to an epic fantasy audiobook on my evening commute. At one point, one of the main characters is tied outside, hanging upside down, to be “judged by the StormFather,” being exposed to the equivalent of a hurricane. If he lives … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 32–What Did He Know?

How much did Jesus know about what was going to happen to him and when? As I look at the calendar, I am aware that we are approaching “Holy Week,” the time that parallels the last days of Jesus’s ministry … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 30–It’s Also Blessed to Receive

The other day I got to thinking about the phrase “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” While I fundamentally believe that giving to others around me is a good thing, I also believe that learning to receive is … Continue reading

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