A Little Understanding – Above Ground

A Little Understanding – Bearing the Load

Those pesky engineers are always interfering with my plans. I want everything the way I want it. They want me to get their approval, follow their drawings, something about making sure the floors above the ground are tied into the basement which is in turn tied into the footings. It was so much easier to build the house on the sand. None of this tying stuff into other stuff. No time spent running plans by those who think everything is about point loads and transfer of weight. Just build it and move on… (more…)

Appears to Do Nothing at All

There are just some things you don’t forget. It’s not that they are important or offer words to live by but rather they are things that strike you as funny or odd. I was seventeen years old taking in-class driver training, not so much for the knowledge but more for the insurance discount. Because of this, I do not remember anything other than where the building was located and one test question: What does the button on the pole below the pedestrian crossing signal do? (more…)

There is More to Prayer than the Answer

I sit and wait for God to let me in on His, up until now, secret plot for my life. I have heard it a thousand times or maybe only one hundred times, as a matter of fact I don’t know how many times I have heard it and I don’t know how many times I have preached it but I do know that yes, no or wait are the only possible answers to my requests. So I sit and wait with nothing to do but wait until wait becomes a yes or no or maybe a no not now becomes a wait a little longer or a yes for now becomes a no for later or a wait becomes a… (more…)


…the infusion of small amounts of truth into a batch of lies told over and over again until the lies themselves become truth. Propaganda is a weapon of war that should never be underestimated. If the evilest of dictators and the defenders of freedom both effectively use the twisted words of manufactured truth with some degree of success, then it would be wise to assume the Father of Lies has perfected its deployment. (more…)