Commercialization of Christmas

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:6-7) A child learns much from the words of a parent. However that child learns more from the actionsContinue reading “Commercialization of Christmas”

Monetization of Tragedy

Michael Brown is dead, killed by an officer whose duty is to protect and defend.  That officer used deadly force but there wasn’t anyone’s life at stake,  not even his own.  What was the officer protecting? What was the officer defending? Even more tragic in my mind is this fundraising business.  The police department hasContinue reading “Monetization of Tragedy”

What do you value?

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). It has been said that if you want to see what a person values,  find out what she spends her money on.  That is a superficial indicator dependent upon the premise everyone values money. Some people don’t place value on money andContinue reading “What do you value?”