Would you hire or recommend a person with a felony for a job?
April 24, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What is a felony? • Do people with felonies deserve a second chance in the workforce? • The felon in Les Miserable.
First of all, this article is dedicated to Don and Lola Compton, who have led Shalom Ministries for over 45 years. The ministry began for hippies living in … More “Would you hire or recommend a person with a felony for a job?”
If ever you or your kids or grandkids had to stay in a shelter for the homeless …..
April 15, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Photo of my grand-daughter Kara at the Prom. • I had only once before visited a homeless establishment, even though I’ve been in church all my life. • My avoidance and ignorance has now been replaced by a deep respect. • A practical mix of compassion and discipline leads to … More “If ever you or your kids or grandkids had to stay in a shelter for the homeless …..”
Some Truths about Opioid Addiction
March 27, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A heroin addict since high school • Death by overdose • Are opioid pain-killers the gateway drug? • Learning to be open about personal addiction
The following story and images are excerpted from National Public Radio. This true story is one of anger, tears, and depression…….but also of hope.
Learnings from a Prostitute Encounter
March 16, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A prostitute crashes a dinner party. • With a crazy act of love, she becomes the center of attention. • The host secretly blasts her act of love. • A guest uses the gift of mental telepathy to criticize the host. • He then calls out the woman and rewards … More “Learnings from a Prostitute Encounter”
Some Truths about Fracking (and Earthquakes), Part 3
March 5, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Four-year old boy illustrates how oil molecule travels through shale rock. • Oklahoma in 2015 recorded six times as many earthquakes as California. • Most of these earthquakes are a result of oil and gas activities. • Is fracking causing the earthquakes?
Earlier articles on Some truths about Fracking, Part … More “Some Truths about Fracking (and Earthquakes), Part 3”
Einstein and discovery of gravity waves
February 13, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Gravity waves……what are they? • Upcoming talk on Fracking and Earthquakes (by the Gray Nomad)
GRAVITY WAVES……WHAT ARE THEY? After searching for 30 years, scientists have found and measured gravity waves. This was announced yesterday. Gravity is the pull between the sun and the earth, or the pull between a … More “Einstein and discovery of gravity waves”
Hiking Toward Heaven — in California
February 7, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Palm Desert hiking • Joshua Tree hikes • The other side of happiness
TO ESCAPE THE COLD OF WINTER, I drove from Albuquerque to Phoenix to Palm Desert, where it’s usually 15-20 F degrees warmer. I was a temporary snowbird! Palm Desert is really a suburb of Palm Springs, California. … More “Hiking Toward Heaven — in California”
Prayer answer – documented by an engineer
January 21, 2016
Prayer answer – WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • When pain is so bad you cry out in the night • Special song • God-intervention — a prayer answer • Disappointment before joy
We pray about things. And sometimes, when it’s serious, we pray and pray and pray. And sometimes no answer comes from God. Or … More “Prayer answer – documented by an engineer”
Compassioneering on my birthday
January 8, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Birthday blahs. • Birthday happiness. • What turned it around?
I AWOKE THIS MORNING, AND IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY. So I lingered in bed, listening to National Public Radio.
As I was brushing my teeth, my step-daughter Kim called from the classroom. An enthusiastic chorus of Happy Birthday Popper came … More “Compassioneering on my birthday”
Some truths about welcoming refugees from ISIS: a different take
January 3, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Interview with Nicolas Henin, prisoner of ISIS for 10 months. • What startling insights he gained during this time. • A brief chat he had with Kayla Mueller who was later murdered by ISIS. • A different take on how many Syrian refugees the USA should allow in.
French journalist … More “Some truths about welcoming refugees from ISIS: a different take”