Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Some Kid Got the Service Award for His Class Last Night

WAY TO GO, KID. We love you. You're on your way to becoming a gentleman, scholar and athlete.   What matters most is that you, and we all, fulfill your God-given callings,  service assignments and tough challenges  throughout your life, however imperfectly,  by the Grace of God.

Meanwhile,  congrats! 

Monday, May 29, 2023

Money Guy Talks Debt Deal

I JOKED ON FRIDAY that Congress and the President would do a debt deal because they are long stocks, and they want the “people” to have a good holiday on Monday. It is such a charade and a big Ponzi scheme. It will end badly. I suspect then the “people” will turn on them with a vengeance in the near future. I would not want to be a politician in 4 years. 

Then this,

       One market letter reported that everything from poverty to common diseases could become a thing of the past because of new technology. While the report could have been from last week, it was from March 2000—just a little off on its prediction. The current predictions about AI curing all ills will be off too.

A Few Items I Like and Bookmarked

GENERAL DOUGLAS MACGREGOR: Bakhmut is a disaster for Ukraine

FROM MY 2023 NEW FAVORITE NEWSPAPER, COWBOY STATE DAILY: Get a haircut and a shot of whiskey in Gillette, WY barbershop.



Memorial Day 2023, Day of Sober Remembrance and Gratitude

WHEREVER THIS WAS TAKEN----DC? Normandy (hands down my favorite place in France)?---it's holy, hallowed ground. Praying all those and their families who died, were lost or are still suffering from past war injuries may be comforted and evermore remembered by us, the living.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Fly Fishing the SoHo


 FLY FISHING, catch and release, barbless hook, is one of the greatest ways to be outdoors interacting with wildlife up close and personal in a life-giving way. Catching a wild, sophisticated trout on a barbless hook, then putting it back in the river unscathed, uninjured, has to be one of the most fun thrills you can have.  But it takes patience, practice and a willingness to be humbled over and over again. The dry fly season has begun in East Tennessee and soon in the Rockies. It's been a long winter, so getting on the river soon, especially the South Holston, is a real treat. Tight lines.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Farewell Tim Keller, Teacher and Friend

TIM KELLER, 72, DIED TODAY IN NEW YORK CITY after a three year battle with cancer. I had the privilege of attending his church, Redeemer Presbyterian, many times over the years when I visited my son who lived and worked in Manhattan. To this day, his sermons and teachings of the Gospel are my favorites and ones which have stuck to my ribs more than any others. I thank God for the gifts Keller shared with me and millions others. Below, Tony Reinke from Desiring God remembers Keller:

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Discovering the Gospel in First and Second Samuel with Tim Keller

THE OPERATIVE WORD HERE IS IMPUTED. Or how one man can win (or lose) a battle for his side, yet the victory (or loss) is imputed to his entire army. That's grace, or undeserved merit or favor.