by Mike Halpin — We have finished our years like a sigh.For all our days have declined in Your fury;As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years,Or if due to strength, eighty years,Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow;For soon it is gone and we fly away. Psalm 90:9–10 I’m dying.... Continue Reading →
by Mike Halpin — Fear grows like a creeping weed across our landscape. Fear has been sown like seed, fertilized like grass, watered and encouraged in every way possible, 24/7 in our online age. Fear has been sown by government and media, by national and foreign powers, by men and women, doctors and nurses, friends... Continue Reading →
How Will We Die?
by Mike Halpin — Cemeteries have been some of my favorite places. Many dates I took with my then future wife were in cemeteries. I didn’t know that was odd until Cathie shared her sister Barb’s quip before one of our dates, “What cemetery is he taking you to today?” I appreciate cemeteries for two... Continue Reading →
Is That Legal?
Some laws are illegal. Sounds oxymoronic I know, but we are talking about politics and the unholy fruit of legislators here. Some laws don’t pass judicial muster as “legal” legislation when a court or a judge determines that they are not sufficiently specific. Laws have to be clear enough that a reasonable person knows what... Continue Reading →
Hearts of Wisdom
Old friends buried their son a week ago today— at twenty-two-years-old, his death in a gun accident was unlooked for— a painful understatement. Words like tragic, awful, and heart-wrenching come to mind but fall short of the abrupt end-of-life-as-we-know-it reality. We fall headlong off the cliff of unlooked for disasters. The death of the... Continue Reading →