The LOVE Of Money

The LOVE Of Money

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

I think this verse is one of the most misquoted verses of the Bible.

I know as a child and a teenager I often misquoted this verse and I remember my grandmother correcting me.

Most people paraphrase this verse especially when trying to make a compelling case against corporations, profits and capitalism.

They will leave out the one key word.  They will say “Money is the root of all evil”.  But if you read above, you will notice they omitted “love”. Continue reading

A Dream Comes With Much Business

A Dream Comes With Much Business

Ecclesiastes 5:3

For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words.

Simple but powerful.

I can’t think of a more eloquent way to say what is being stated in this verse.

“For a dream comes with much business…”

T o realize your dreams requires work, hard work, sometimes a lifetime of work.  Sometimes the dream fulfilled may just be the work itself.  But no matter what work is required, toil each day towards your dream and be happy in your toil. Continue reading

Hokum for Profit

Hokum for Profit

This is a follow up piece to my post “So Much Hokum”.

In that post I stated my beliefs on the modern day necromancers.  I likened them to sideshow carnival hucksters.  My reasoning was simple.

They use their so called “gift” for only one thing, and it’s not the betterment of all mankind.  It’s for profit, plain and simple.  It’s to make money off of emotional and vulnerable people.

In the previous post I cited a passage from the Old Testament, Daniel 2:27-30.

These verses tell the story of how Daniel had a gift from God yet never asked for a fee.

Daniel wasn’t one of the professional wizards, soothsayers, or necromancers that King Nebuchadnezzar employed in his court.  Those guys were the successful carnies of their day.

After posting “So Much Hokum” someone very close to me read the post and then asked me this question: “Do you consider your ability, your talent to play drums a gift?”

I answered yes. Continue reading

Why I Write, Again

Why I Write, Again

It has been two years since I started this blog.  Those two years have seen many changes.

My wife and I sold a vast majority of our possessions, including the house we lived in for twenty five years and moved our lives nine hundred miles to the south.

I still work for the same company that I have worked for the last twenty seven years but now I work from my home.  I wake up, go to the bathroom, make a cup of coffee, sit down at my computer and I am at the office.

And best of all I am in a band. Continue reading