Humbleness: The Christmas Story

I cannot help but love the Christmas season. There are so many reasons that I should not like the Christmas season: rampant consumerism, the “war” on Christmas, and the selfishness of it. However, it is the story of the birth of Christ that always brings me back to the reality of God’s nature. The story … Continue reading

An Honest Prayer During the Night

God why do you leave me with things I cannot fix? Why do I stand here alone? Why are my nights filled with doubt and my days filled with struggle? God why am I stuck in a job I do not enjoy? God why can’t I do all the things I say? Why did you … Continue reading

The Buffoon Philosophy

Buffoonery and Philosophy is a strange name for a blog, I know, but I will try to explain why I changed the name and what it means to me. The first word, buffoonery, has roots in Latin, French, and Italian. It is a word that is used for odd jokes, tricks, gestures, and (my favorite) … Continue reading

To Grandad, A Thanksgiving Prayer

It is Thanksgiving Day and someone is calling me by your name. It is your mother and she can’t help it. I remind her of you; actually, I remind everybody of you and I cherish that fact. At the same time though, it hurts. I miss you, lets get that out of the way at … Continue reading

Lately, in my faith journey, I have found myself thinking about satisfaction. All kinds of satisfaction: physical, mental, sexual, emotional, I-Can’t-Get-No, etc. Reading through Hebrews can do that to a person. I look at the things I say,do, and think about revealing where I find my satisfaction and how I show that to the world. … Continue reading