Author: Gene

The Bible and the Butterfly Effect

Truthfully, my first introduction to The Butterfly Effect as a theory was when I watched the 2004 movie by that name. I became intrigued and did a little research whenever I thought of it. Dabbled here and there like I do with most philosophical intrigues I encounter. Encountering the notion again this week, I determined to apply my mind to it and consider how the theory correlates to what the Bible has to tell us about small things and big consequences. Before we go there; however, let’s have a look at how and where The Butterfly Effect emerged as a...

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My Faithful Valentine: a story of love

Last night Donya asked if I remembered what I gave her on that first Valentine’s Day we spent together. I did, sort of. I remembered I gave her a blouse or a dress or some such. (I am sure the mountainous, volatile, protective Tommy Weir was thrilled that the big-eared kid with the silk shirts and bell-bottom pants was giving his precious firstborn such an intimate gift so soon. Never mind, the persistent kid would get even bolder soon – and he and Donya would be married, with Tommy’s blessing, in a few months.) She reminded me that I did...

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Dreamers Take it to the Limit (one more time)

“You know, I’ve always been a dreamer…” These lyrics have forever resonated with my soul. I have dreamed more than I have done and I have done more than I dared dream…and still, I dream of more. While others my age and in my station in life are setting the cruise control and coasting into the comforts earned through years of investment of time, effort, and resources, I still dream of that next adventure, that next encounter… I dream that it will be like none before it and none after because there is a dynamic unique to every relationship....

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The sun shines…even when it doesn’t

Some trips are for business; others are for pleasure. This was neither. Having just come off a lengthy business trip that also included times of fun and relaxation, my wife and I landed at DFW early Thursday morning, only to leave Friday afternoon on a trip both of us wished was not necessary. We learned during our week at the Beau Rivage Hotel & Casino in Biloxi that the father of one of my work associates and closest friends had come very near death and was in ICU on life support. It was nip and tuck for this 87-year-old...

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Thoughts on the New Year (and the old): Seven ways to say goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018

Some are saying goodbye to 2017. Others are saying good riddance. In our little corner of Creation, 2017 has been a tough year. Early on, our daughter fought for her very life, battling an infection that refused to yield to treatment after treatment. She spent a month in the hospital. Dear, sweet friends lost their 20-year-old daughter in a car accident. My cousin lost his son to a senseless murder. And now, as we near the end of the year, our best friends’ son-in-law is in the hospital in the fight of his life, fighting for his life. Around...

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