Month: July 2012

The GreyBeard Chronicles: Welcome to Cube Gene

http://mypaloaltoplumberhero.com/test/wp-admin/   I recently welcomed to my cubicle a new inhabitant. I have now served as cube mate and mentor (do as I say, not as I do) to all three members of a trio of twenty-something friends. When this dawned on me and I pointed it out to the newcomer, he responded by calling my little square in this maze of drab cubicles “Cube Gene.” I liked it. Or, I did for a minute. Then, I felt its sting. I have now been in Mobile, Alabama for 14 months and counting. I never expected this very temporary gig to last...

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The Dark Night Rises—Only Light Can Pierce This Darkness.

The Dark Night Rises James Holmes, the 24 year old mass murderer, and his deadly assault on movie-goers in Aurora, Colorado has a nation mourning and searching for answers. He also has reminded us once again of the depths of depravity to which the human heart can sink. America searches for answers For now, political leaders on both sides of the aisle have ceased firing at one another and proclaimed a unified front of empathy, compassion and solidarity. Once the smoke clears and the pain is not so raw and immediate (except for those whose loss was firsthand), the...

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The Holly Strother Story—Holly’s Heart on Joni and Friends Television Show

Holly Strother proves that His strength is perfect In 1983, my wife Donya and I welcomed our second of three daughters into the world. We also officially became the parents of a disabled child. What we didn’t know, but would spend the next twenty-plus years learning, is that we had also become the parents of one of God’s truly beautiful people. Equipped with an unquenchable thirst for life and an incredible, buoyant faith in God, Holly has proven that God’s ability is greater than our disabilities and his strength is perfected in our weakness. Holly’s Hero Joni Eareckson Tada...

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Things I Ain’t

I ain’t never been nowhere I didn’t go to get there I ain’t never done a thing I didn’t do [br] I ain’t never spoke a word I didn’t think of And hardly thought a word I didn’t say [br] I ain’t never owned a thing I didn’t have I ain’t never prayed a prayer I didn’t pray [br] I ain’t never finished a thing I didn’t start I ain’t never known a thing I never knew [br] And I ain’t never loved no one Like I love...

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