I need to get Trump’s name cleared from my post queue and also my mind. To achieve that, I am devoting the next five days to finishing anything I have to say about him. Hopefully (yes “hope” is a word that I can put back into my vocabulary now) I will never refer to him again. But, I wouldn’t count on that! His legacy much … Continue reading Closing It Out Week… Good Riddance
I’m taking a week off here at RJsCorner. See you again on March 4 I need to get a few rants out of my system before I explode. 😳 That is what this Sunday post is about. Morally Incompatible John Pavlovitz is becoming one of my primary “Go-To” guys on the Internet. He is a very popular minister and public speaker who does not parse … Continue reading This N’ That – About Morals, Money & Hope
I am bound and determined to not give up hope here on RJsCorner. I will just not let the current times and the occupant of the Oval Office and his cronies deprive me of hope. But, offering hope is a hard sell, especially now. I have seen so many of my blogging friends who have gotten totally negative about the world today. They, and sometimes … Continue reading Offering Hope Is A Hard Sell…
There just seems to be one bad thing after another happening in America today. It is hard to stay optimistic about our future. Our current Oval Office occupant is inciting hatred and ignorance among his “followers” so now they are trying to kill the people he does not like. Some seem to have gulped down the cool-aid he is serving by the gallon! It just … Continue reading Our Last Best Hope??
Fear of this or that is so prominent in our American society right now. A substantial minority on the right fringe of our political system has made fear a foundation of their lives. But the most tragic thing is that those on the rest of the political spectrum have allowed the rather thin minority’s fear to convince us that all hope is lost! I know, … Continue reading Don’t Give In To The Fear…
Hey, I’m not ashamed to give someone credit for things that are accomplished even if it was only by accident or maybe serendipity. So, congratulations President Trump on starting to break the gridlock that has kidnapped our nation’s capitol for far too long. The GOP is starting to scream “He wants to work with the DEMOCRATS!!!” “WE HAVE BEEN BETRAYED!!” To all that I say … Continue reading Breaking Gridlock…
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke I don’t necessarily call, at least yet, our current times evil but none the less the Edmund Burke quote above applies to where we are as a country. Too many of us decided to sit out the last election cycle and what we got is the … Continue reading For Good Men To Do Nothing..
My recently adopted theme for my life is Hope Is Sweeter Than Despair These words were written by Thomas Jefferson in one of his many letters written in 1786. That was ten years after our Declaration of Independence and three years after it was actually obtained by a bloody war. Jefferson was in Paris at the time as one of our first ambassadors. It would … Continue reading Hope Is Sweeter Than Despair
I have to admit up front that for much of my life I just didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I “grew up”. Strangely, it wasn’t until several years into my retirement that I finally put that question to rest. So, I am NOT the poster child for gaining purpose in life, but maybe my shortcomings in this area might be a … Continue reading We Have No Purpose Anymore..
It seems my recent brush with death has left me with a different attitude toward life. We are tragically wasting our lives with our obsession with fear when instead we should be celebrating all the reasons that hope is on our horizon. This should be an age of hope. We are advancing so rapidly in the areas of medicine and technology as to make our … Continue reading Fear vs Hope..