Comfort, Wisdom, Wit & Adventures for Halflings

Month: April 2012

When Wormtongue Speaks (A Devotional, Part 1)

“[The devil] was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.”  –John 8:44 “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert.  Your adversary,… Read More ›

Hard Reset

Some Thoughts on Justification. In the days before my iPhone, I once experienced a hard reset. My cell phone had been progressively becoming more neurotic and inconsistent, due, I was told, to an ever-increasing engorgement of its internal memory with various data files which ate up its ability to perform routine functions and clouded its… Read More ›

Théoden’s Thrall (A Devotional)

“I am benumbed and badly crushed; I groan because of the agitation of my heart. …My heart throbs, my strength fails me; and the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me. …But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; and I am like a dumb man who does not open his… Read More ›

Lifeboat Shopping

This week saw worldwide centennial observances to mark the 100th year of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 14, 1912.  This event, perhaps the “Queen Mother” of all disasters in our collective memory, continues to hold our fascination and interest after a century.  Of course, blockbuster movies help to keep that interest alive,… Read More ›

Why Another Blog?

Why in the world should anyone be interested in the obscure birth of another blog? Well, I guess it will be up to readers and commentators–if there are any–to address that.  Since the topics that may be discussed here will, in one way or another, be somehow linked with “belief,” I guess it is my… Read More ›