Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Friday, October 30, 2009

An Intangible

"Reason without faith leave one making decisions arrogantly, because what is known is all that should be known. Faith without reason is no less arrogant becasue it dismisses any knowledge that one can gain in the world."

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Thought

A thought happens or occurs in the mind of a man. Is it new?

Thoughts or thinking allow men the ability to model and comprehend the world and to deal with it according to their objectives, plans, ends and desires. The cognitive ability which makes thinking possible is the defining aspect of man. Descartes said, "Cogito ergo sum: I think, therefore I am; or I am thinking, therefore I exist."

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Challenge of Belief

" ... every temporal expression of eternal truth becomes inadequate, and so needs to be replaced by another expression, adequate to its time's historical situation. That, however, means that traditions have either given up old formulations, not as false, but as for a former time, or if that is not done, outmoded versions will co-exist as news ones arise to face the successive contemporary situations."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Life's Tragedy; Freedom Lost Part 3

As these years have unfolded I have sought for an identity, my identity, that which makes me distinct, valuable, significant. The years reveal the vain attempts through varieties of expressions the efforts towards that goal. Attaining purpose and meaning in life has been fraught with failure. Significance has been illusive. " Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “ Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” What profit has a man from all his labor in which he toils under the sun?" In my role as a man, a husband, a father, a leader, an employee in whatever situation and circumstance in which I have attempted and strived to attain significance the underlying and defining force has been one of flawed, misguided and fruitless endeavour.

Life's Tragedy; Part 2, Truth in Love

"If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

"Every person has to define right and wrong for them self."

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Life's Tragedy; Part 1

" The greatest tragedy of life is not that man dies but what dies in a man while he still lives."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Life's Valleys

"Which of life’s curves so tangled your mind
that you chose to wring the life from your body tonight,..."

Sunday, October 04, 2009

A Fiecre Faith

"... but without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."