Monday, June 1, 2009

Wichita Assassination

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Backyard garden - Spring 2009)

Other people's problems, other people's priorities, other people's principles, other people's people, can get in our way, hold us back, and take us off track until we develop the strength to be honest with ourselves. (Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 151)

If you see an action is explained by a very sophisticated reasoning, then you can be sure that this action is bad. The decisions of the conscience are always strict and simple. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom, 27 May)

No one can give you wisdom. You must discover it for yourself, on the journey through life, which no one can take for you. (Sun Bear in Acts of Faith by Iyanla Vanzant, 27 May)
  • Yesterday morning abortion doctor, George Tiller, was assassinated at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas. My friend, Tom, called to tell me about it. While living in Wichita I was a member of this church and active in the Luther League youth group. When we first begin to attend the congregation met in the intermediate school auditorium. There's no way to understand this act of domestic terrorism carried out by someone who professes to be a "Right to Life" activist. Hopefully the police apprehended the right person and our justice system will, in due time, impose an appropriate punishment.
  • Last night our neighbor, Jim, prepared our evening meal. He started preparation after Melva got home from work. Cyndi received an Email I sent and responded by coming to eat with us. The meal was delicious. We had: crabcakes, mixed vegetables, tomatoes and lettuce, hot rolls, Dutch apple pie with double vanilla ice cream and ice tea.
  • I'm very pleased to now be communicating via Email with my very good college friend, Don. I'm making an effort to proactively use both the telephone and the computer to stay in closer touch with friends and family. We are blessed to have these technologies available to us.

Mr. Dickie

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