Becoming a Scientist of Spirituality and Faith

When my spirituality is diminishing and going into dormancy like the perennial grasses.  What do I do?  I become brittle, easy to break, and I am no longer filled with anything nutritious for myself or others.  When my spirituality gets to this point I often ask myself and God.  Why?  But as one of my…

Assumptions are Generally Bad

During a time or two in my life, I have thought about leaving my religious convictions behind and turn to the “modern” and “scientific” way of doing things, secularism.  One of the reasons for this desire to change is because I have always felt that many Christians, including myself, have experienced thoughts of superiority and…

Questions on Secularism and Christian Hypocrisy

Write how I talk and what I think about.  That sounds crazy.  Maybe I will give it a try.  No.  I am pretty sure if I wrote how I talked my writing would be even worse than it already is.  And if I wrote what I thought about I would sound like a raging lunatic,…

The Revealing Air of Superiority

An air of superiority is running rapid in America.  This new superiority is not in America as a whole.  In fact, the nation seems to be starting down the path of decline in its world power as it is now scrambling to “hold up” deals and can no longer make new ones.  This air of…

Separation of Federal and State Governments

Most experts believe that there is a separation between federal and state governments and that it should remain that way.  Others believe that the federal government should dictate most issues and reign supreme.  What does the constitution say on this matter?  Most constitutional experts take two popular stances concerning the separation of federal and state…

Weary of Dreams and Goals?

I am weary of dreams and goals.  They seem to do nothing more than propel my mind into an endless ocean of ideas, where I get drowned in doubt, fear, ambition, possibility, and anticipation.  The easiest cure for this is to simply stop dreaming and making goals.  But, I doubt that is going to happen. …

Government and Agriculture

The involvement of the government in the agriculture industry has changed throughout the history of the country.  The influences that affect how the government gets involved have also changed over the years.  Because of the ever-changing dynamic of the world economy and trends in what type of products are in demand.  How the government involves…

We All Have a Self-Righteous View

I have upon more than one occasion, referred to someone as being self-righteous.  Of course, this statement in its self is self-righteous.  I believe we all have a self-righteous view.  Some things are a continual truth that most of humanity tends to agree on.  Such as gravity, the earth is round, and we all eventually…

All the Wasted Thoughts of Pain and Bliss

Watching the snow fall outside the fourth-floor window of a school building and reading a text book that deserves much attention, but is failing to receive it, is quite a beautiful experience.  The phone right in front of me placed on the teachers teaching podium looks like it hasn’t been dusted in some time.  The…

Time to Crush the Canned Opinion

Creating my own opinion on political and environmental issues and then using that opinion to argue my point or defend a position has always been a lifelong goal of mine.  And quite frankly, I thought I have achieved that goal many times throughout my life.  But the older I get, the more I observe and…

Avoid the Shallow Practice Session

I have always known that if I want to get good at something that I need to practice.  And it doesn’t matter what it is, I must practice and that is that.  I have always believed that talent is something that one must obtain, that it doesn’t come “naturally” as so many like to believe. …

The Power of Action

Trying new things is scary, but it seems that some people are up to the challenge more than most us.  As a continuation of the last post.  I will share another thought that I had while reading the book “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough.  In this story, it was not necessarily the genius of…