Friday, March 23, 2018
Mr. Rogers was a much beloved character that many of us grew up with or have at least heard of. The tv show he created and starred in, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood lasted for 33 years, quite a run. He was an ordained Presbyterian minister and also quite handy at the piano as he created most of the shows music.
Sorry to deflate all your hopes but Mr. Rogers, Fred Rogers, was not in the military, not a sniper and had no tattoos. Look it up and check out Snopes if you like. He was very inclusive, liberal by most Southern Evangelical standards but mostly he was just kind.
He liked Eddie Murphy's SNL take on him, he was groundbreaking in many of the avenue's his show took. His mother made all those sweaters he wore on the show. He was a vegetarian, and unless somebody has something new I haven't read I've never found anyone that has encountered him to have anything bad to say about him. He was genuinely nice all around. Hard to imagine, harder to come across in this day in age.
He has a stamp commemorating his tv show and him that comes out today, go pick it up at your local post office. Mr. Rogers truly made life beautiful. Make today the same for others.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Just a link today, pictures are more powerful than words....more thoughts later.
Friday, February 23, 2018
An article for you to read about the violence associated with school shootings and a link to a website with some statistics. Granted everyone can find some stats to back up their line of thinking. And Buzzfeed is no pantheon of journalistic integrity but read and make your own conclusions. I think there are some telling issues here.
school shootings in america
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Another shooting, yes, another one. If we do nothing then we are complicit. We have been, for a long time, a nation who allows it's children to die at school, so we can have our guns. We allow innocent club goers, concert goers, people enjoying a night on the town, all these innocent weekend dwellers to be gleaned from families and communities. We offer our thoughts and prayers. And we go back to placing our order at the drive thru, clicking on our baskets on Amazon, sending our texts.
Make no mistake about it, we will be held accountable. We are damning ourselves with our laziness, with our excuses and with our justification for keeping things just as they are. Because it will soon happen so frequently that it will happen 100 miles away instead of 1000 and then it will happen to someone we used to know and then it will show up in our Facebook feed and then it will happen to someone we went to school with, then it will happen in the town a few miles down the road.
And then our own children will be involved. Will it matter then?
I like what one woman did in the story I've linked to below, click it and read, I may just do this. I need to do more and I plan to, because I've never contacted my senators or any political representative for that matter. I need to and I plan to because it's not all up to them, it's up to us. I"m a parent and I plan to say something. (See James 2:14-17)
thoughts and prayers