Poet Braeden Michaels issued a poetry challenge where he asked readers to offer a word or phrase as a poem title that he would write.
LadyG challenged him with the phrase: “If I had known…”
This is the breaktaking result!
Friends, today I give you a thought-provoking piece from my brilliant cousin, Ron Brown. Ron’s commentary on the current state of affairs in America is spot on!
Now for the naysayers that might question his patriotism, I must add that he retired from the United States Air Force; having served 20 years.
So, in essence, my dear cousin fought for his right AND our right to offer praise and, when necessary, criticism.
That said, I agree with Ron. America has a “heart condition.”
Let me leave you with this:
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
-John F. Kennedy, 35th American President and an innocent victim of gun violence.
Please leave your likes and comments on Ron’s blog.
ESSAY-LIKE SUNDAY MORNING: Today’s lesson was entitled, A CHANGE OF HEART. The Scripture was from, Ezekiel 36:22-36. The KEY VERSE was verse 26 which reads, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh” (NIV).
These verses, and in particular the KEY VERSE, suggested to me this subtitle:
AMERICA HAS A HEART CONDITION!
It is a well-known fact that Americans are among the unhealthiest people of any Western country. We owe this unique designation to a diet high in cholesterol and saturated fats and our penchant for leading sedentary lifestyles. Heart disease is the #1 killer in America.
Approximately every minute, someone will die from a heart attack.
Of deaths attributable to heart disease, 34% occurred…
Who has time for boring history teachers? I surely don’t so I implore you to check out an uproarious series,”A True History of the Isles,” written by my friend Roger over in the UK.
To me, the series is Monty Python meeting your British Literature or History teacher!
Enjoy, and be sure to go back and read the full series 🙂
Please leave “likes” and comments on Roger’s Blog 🙂
As the narrative has now reached the commencement of the 15th Century and has dealt mostly with the events and kings of England (with Scots’ interference) it is essential we now look back over the 14th Century and events in Ireland (with Scots’ interference), Scotland (with their own and English interference) and Wales (which, quite frankly went into a bit of a sulk).
In the spirit of fairness, equity (and mischief) a separate chapter will be given over to each nation. This is chapter is therefore simply an overview and background.
Of Disclaimers and Justifications
Whereas and hither to thereupon, any history of the Celtic races of these Isles is bound to cause offense to someone or other, in advance the author asserts the right to make harsh judgements and controversial statements on the grounds that he is: