Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

To a Mouse

To a Mouse Last Thursday, January 25, was Robbie Burns’ Day, the day to celebrate the poet and all things Scottish. My wife and I were invited to a party where we laughed, toasted, ate, and reveled in our Scottish heritage no matter how thin or thick. My contribution was to read “To A Mouse,”…

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Photo by Dmitry Ratushny on Unsplash Psalm 128 1 How joyful are those who fear the Lord—    all who follow his ways!2 You will enjoy the fruit of your labor.    How joyful and prosperous you will be!3 Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine,    flourishing within your home.Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees    as they sit around your table.4 That…

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The Last Temptations of the Retired

Photo by Yosuke Ota on Unsplash Substack has a writer named Sari Botton who manages the Oldster Substack. This stack invites people to write about the aging process at the stage in which they find themselves. Sari asks, “who decides at what age ‘old’ begins?” She maintains that from the moment we are born, we…

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The Great Journey Chapter 7

Purchase a copy of this book at Chapter 7: A Whole New People My first thought as I looked up at the creature above me was, “Okay, now I have really cracked up. The pressures of this trip and the loneliness of space have gotten to me, and I am hallucinating.” But the hallucination…

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The Great Journey Chapter 6

A Whole New World (purchase your copy of the entire book here: At last, the day came when one star began to grow in diameter in the forward view screen and I realised that this was the star toward which we were headed. This would be Trappist-1, which had seven planets orbiting around it.…

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