An interesting conversation start from David Bell

Ridge Valley Reflections


December 28, 2012

Before the election, I received an email from Daniel, a dear person who served as an intern.  He wondered if “Romney’s statement about the 47%, and the subsequent statements both He and Paul Ryan have made about the ‘American Dream’ and people pulling themselves up out of despair,” is endorsing a sense of superiority based from the Christian Doctrine of Discovery (Doctrine).  I didn’t respond at the time because the best I could do was grumble like many others about how out of touch this wealthy white guy was, and yet I figured the answer must go below the surface of race, culture, and economic injustice.  So, I allowed the question to linger.  Well, lingering got me as far as the “fiscal cliff” debacle.

The fiasco of the “fiscal cliff” has made great fodder for the media and their pundits since the election.  So, to add my…

View original post 687 more words

Standing at the Door

Revelation 3:20- “Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door; I will come in to you and eat with you and you with me.” For the last four months I have been on an inward journey.  I don’t know where this journey will lead me, although … Continue reading Standing at the Door

The Innkeeper, a Christmas Story

Jacob was in a delighted panic, there were more people in his Inn than he had ever had before.  While giving thanks to the Romans would be condemned by the Temple authorities he was certainly thankful for this emperor’s whim.  Now if only he could find time to sit down to enjoy all of those … Continue reading The Innkeeper, a Christmas Story

I Was a Stranger

Matthew 25:35b . . . I was a stranger and you welcomed me, Yesterday was a strange day!  John and I are vacationing on a Caribbean Cruise and yesterday we visited Barbados.  It was supposed to be a quick day of shopping for gifts in the morning and then back to our ship, the MS … Continue reading I Was a Stranger


A Story of Three Women Three Women drink tea in the morning Each on their own Terraces Secure within their walls They offer the daily morning wave The Elder, the Middle, the Younger Careful not to offend They talk each day Across a Chasm filled with white still Fog One day things changed A breeze stirred … Continue reading Family