Lament for Nowhere

I West Virginians say To be on a Mountain Is to be Somewhere- Flat land is Nowhere   Therefore No place in West Virginia Can be called “Nowhere”   But if they tear down Our Mountains, We will be Nowhere indeed   And where I sit now Will be the middle of it   II... Continue Reading →


Grace- The One Thing About Christianity Christians Are Afraid to Believe

If you ask a Christian what he believes, he'll say, "I believe in Jesus."  Usually, that answer is an abbreviated version of "I believe that I am saved from condemnation by Jesus's death and resurrection, and it's through him that I have fellowship with my Creator, the LORD, who is commonly referred to as the Judeo-Christian God."  Sure,... Continue Reading →

Little River

There was a little river With aspirations grand To be the first to circle the earth And cut through every land He, through the narrow canyons, passed Through woods of thirsty trees But found all his ambitions lost When he fell into the sea -JSMB Photo by ASMB

Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Thesis

The reason people like Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" is not because of the catchy beat. It's because he speaks in a clear declarative sentence that states his point of view. "I like big butts and I can not lie. You other brothers can't deny..." Consider weaker versions of his thesis. Here is one in... Continue Reading →


Can God make a rock so big he can’t lift it?  Can God make a hole so small that he can’t go through it?  Can God microwave a burrito so hot he can’t eat it?  When I was a smart-alecky kid in Sunday school, I loved to ask these questions.  I, of course, did not... Continue Reading →


West of Everything Else Look at you, Eve, On the edge of your world Quiet in the wind A pregnant girl Your son a killer, Your Daughter a whore Your grandson the father Of a billion more Your daughter’s a poet You are her muse And she can write away Mankind’s abuse And your son’s... Continue Reading →

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