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Common Thoughts: The Question Why (4 of 5)

(A complete version can be found HERE.) 4. But let me finish up what happened when Adam and Eve were cursed. We’ve looked at Adam’s curse, here is Eve’s: “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to…

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Common Thoughts: The Question Why (3 of 5)

(A complete version can be found HERE.) 3. In Genesis 1: 28 we read: “God blessed them [Adam and Eve], saying to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of the heaven [not…

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Common Thoughts: The Question Why (2 of 5)

(A complete version can be found HERE.) 2. I said to a Christian friend once, I intellectually struggle sometimes with the whole concept of God because it all feels kind of mythological and I can’t get a handle on it. While in college I came across…

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Common Thought: The Question Why (1 of 5)

(A complete version can be found HERE.) I typically have a theme in mind where I begin with an explanation of the subject, expose it, then draw conclusions about its significance. This essay will be different in that my theme is the question why. We really…

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Know Your Enemy (2 of 2)

In the website Inc, Peter Economy under the title of “11 Winning Negotiation Tactics From Donald Trump’s ‘The Art of the Deal’” listed those eleven rules Trump operates by, according to Trump. I’m not going to get into any of the political arguments surrounding this book, I…

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Know Your Enemy (1 of 2)

Trump and the controversy over trade. How do we understand it. The allocation of resources are spread unevenly throughout the earth. By resources I mean natural resources that includes minerals and food and products that are made from those resources. People on the earth ended…

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Christ in Christmas or Santa in Christmas? Or neither? (2 of 2)

This muse is not an exposé on Christmas, but along the way intentions changed and the end (2018) looks nothing like the beginning (336). Intention is a fascinating word. Merriam-Webster defines intention this way: “a determination to act in a certain way.”  “It is my intent to…

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Christ in Christmas or Santa in Christmas? Or neither? (1 of 2)

I might step in it this time, get myself in trouble. Every kid, me included when I was a kid, can’t walk past a pot hole filled with water after a rain without smashing our foot into it. I don’t know why it attracts us,…

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Shaping How We Think

I make no apologies for the title of my website, Shaping How We Think. Don’t confuse the title to read, Shaping What We Think. I could shorten it to just Think. Why my obsession with how to think? Because I see so little thinking being used before we speak….

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We Vacuum Pack Truth

Most of us wouldn’t recognize truth even if it was wrapped around a 2×4 with two 16-penny nails protruding through the end hitting us in the head as we scream ooooowie from being hit. When I was in fifth grade and we had moved from…

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