Tag: help someone to hope
April 8, 2019
Last Sunday after church and lunch at a Mexican restaurant, I drove past a broken-down car with the owner, a young woman, sitting on the ground with a grubby child by a flat tire. The contents of her trunk were strewn in the dirt. She was speaking on her cell phone.
I thought about stopping. … More “I was an uncertain Samaritan”
August 1, 2017
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Video of the song Lean On Me (3 mins). • We all need hope. • Hope can come to us from other people. • We can do something tangible to help another person. • Hot new kind of jewelry
Just to clarify: each of my blogs centers on one of … More “Lean on me ~ a song of hope”
October 1, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What’s a perfect storm doing down under? • Unbelievable impact of the storm.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA, IS A STATE LARGER IN AREA THAN TEXAS, but with far less population – just 1.7 million. Furthermore, it’s a dry state. For instance, three quarters of the state gets less than 10 inches of … More “A perfect storm in South Australia”
September 18, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What is helpless prayer? • Methods. • Examples.
Helpless prayer means when you are feeling helpless. Or desperate. It’s easy enough to pray when our emotions are normal. But what if we are so racked with anxiety that we can hardly think straight, let alone compose a spiritual prayer. Or … More “Helpless prayer – what to do when we are desperate”
September 3, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Where was the earthquake? • Were there after-shocks in that area? • What causes earthquakes in Oklahoma? • To find out more about fracking and earthquakes.
EARTHQUAKES HAVE BEEN DECLINING IN OKLAHOMA, since the Oklahoma Corporation Commission issued a plan in February 2016 to cut volumes of saltwater disposal by … More “Earthquake! Largest-ever in Oklahoma! Today!”
August 21, 2016
Louisiana floods – WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Helping Katrina victims Evacuated to Houston. • Confronting the hurt and the pain. • How can we help the Baton Rouge victims?
I WAS IN HOUSTON ALMOST EXACTLY 11 YEARS AGO WHEN NEW ORLEANS WAS HIT BY HURRICANE KATRINA, one of the most damaging US hurricanes ever. … More “The Louisiana Floods, and memories of the day I spent helping Katrina victims”
August 14, 2016
IT WAS LATE IN THE DAY WHEN I ARRIVED IN MOAB. Near the south-eastern border of Utah with Colorado, Moab was named by Mormon settlers in the 1800s. The biblical … More “Treasures of the Southwest: Part 2.”**Moab…..town of red cliffs and Arches National Park. **The best hiking trail near Moab. **Needles Overlook, plus golden eagle, plus arrowhead.
July 26, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Immunotherapy: what is it? • An exciting lab discovery, ignored for years. • Early results….and the promise to cure cancer
FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO, WHILE I WAS A GRADUATE STUDENT in Australia, a fellow student told me he was working on immunotherapy. I even remember his name. Herb said the … More “Cancer: a great leap forward”
July 12, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • How to get to Yankee Boy. • Jeep pics of waterfalls and wildflowers and mountains. • Three unusual conversations.
This is a long blog, but if you love pics of the Rocky Mountains, you can just look at them (but please click to enlarge them to gain the full oohs … More “Yankee Boy – a Jeep Adventure”
June 26, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The hike began at Las Vegas. • Pictures of the hike and the stream. • Conversations on the hike.
OUR HIKE BEGAN AT LAS VEGAS. That’s Las Vegas, New Mexico, which is an hour north-east of Santa Fe. I’d never been there and found it to be a delightful small … More “A Hike Toward Heaven: El Porvenir out of Las Vegas”