Most of us are familiar with the fact that, in the beginning, God created man and placed him in the Garden of Eden. Genesis tells us that all sorts of beautiful trees grew in the garden. These trees also produced good food. There were rivers in Eden and the land contained gold and other precious stones.
Jovon Belcher, a man who possessed great athletic skill and a future most would envy did a very bad thing. He killed his girlfriend with a handgun. Then he finished his injury by killing himself with a handgun. This is terrible and our hearts go out the families left without answers as to why he did it.
The Bible chooses its worry language carefully. The basic biblical word has the meaning of “to take thought” or “to be careful”. Those are good things at first glance. However, the Greek gives us the word picture of a divided mind. The worries have a mind torn between the real and the possible, the immediate and the potential, the present and the future.
Whenever we look at politics we have to be objective; not influenced by our personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts. Sounds like a simple thing but humans forget there are spices in every recipe we want to taste.
I was married to a lady holding a dim view of additives when she made meatloaf. This included the adding of any spices might allow her meatloaf to become palatable. It was dry. It was grainy. It was an agony to eat as served. But, there it was every Thursday unless we were called to her mother’s house where more taste buds were murdered before the altar of Satan’s Cook Book.
I often get stopped when I’m out and about in West Baton Rouge Parish and speak to people who are loyal readers of the Journal.
I’m always appreciative to know that there are, actually, loyal readers of the paper. It makes me feel like what I do daily is worth it.
But a question I have gotten a lot lately is people wondering if I’m still at the newspaper in the same capacity – if I’m still the editor. To which I assure them that I am.