The Inward Eye

I gazed-and gazed-but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils” William Wordsworth By Dr. […]

Scoring

  “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost By Dr. Jim Ferguson I scored last week, but not in the vernacular sense and certainly not as defined in the urban dictionary. After trying for over a month to get […]

Influencers

For in him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28 Our days might come to 70 years, or 80 if our strength endures… Psalm 90:10 By Dr. Jim Ferguson I didn’t know the term influencer until the last year or so. Perhaps this is because I am largely absent from social media. […]

Questions

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt By Dr. Jim Ferguson “Was FDR correct?” I guess I’m getting older because the number one question among my peers is, “Did you get it?” No, not the “stimulus check,” the Covid vaccine! Since I won’t be 70 until May I don’t […]

Dissent

“The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it.” George Orwell By Dr. Jim Ferguson After Obama was elected President in 2008, Rush Limbaugh was asked to write a 400-word essay regarding the new administration. Assertively, Rush told the “major American print publication” he only needed four […]

Saying Goodbye

There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens…a time to be born and a time to die. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2   Worse than anything is the wish to die and yet not be able to do so. Roman poet, Cornelius Gallus. By Dr. Jim Ferguson I lost one of […]

Excommunication

First, they came for President Trump and since I sometimes disagreed with him, I did nothing. Then they came for Republicans and since I was not a member of that Party I did not object. Then they came for conservative media and I did not speak out. Then they came for Trump supporters and I […]

Wise Men?

A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins. Benjamin Franklin By Dr. Jim Ferguson January 6th is Epiphany in the ecclesiastical calendar but has other definitions including a sudden insight […]

Pottersville

“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.” Thomas Paine By Dr. Jim Ferguson A friend of mine recently asked me when will reality set […]

The Gift

“I salute you! There is nothing I can give you which you have not; but there is much, that while I cannot give, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take Heaven. No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present […]