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Burdens Light

I find it difficult to really open up to people. It is easier for me to listen and empathize. What I have discovered is that I share more easily with those who have freely shared with me and sharing is therapeutic. “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you […]

Quoting Scripture

I am sure most U.S. readers are aware of the commotion stirred by Jeff Session’s abuse of a Bible passage. Thankfully, there was an outcry against the misuse by even Trump supporting evangelicals. To quote scripture out of context to credit our understanding of an issue cheapens the value of […]

Doug Unplugged

Do research on a possible non-fiction book about abundant living Post a tweet Review and schedule this blog post Create a book trailer for On Satan’s Island Tweak the final chapter (again) of  On Satan’s Island Replace a section of siding on my house Clean litter boxes Call sons and see how […]

Boxing or Sparring or War?

   Definition “Sparring is a form of training common to many combat sports. Although the precise form varies, it is essentially relatively ‘free-form’ fighting, with enough rules, customs, or agreements to make injuries unlikely. By extension, argumentative debate is sometimes called ‘verbal sparring’.“ I start with the definition from Wikipedia […]