Reflection on Plumb

Measuring the world against the Word of God

Washington Is Broken
23 Jan 2018

Washington Is Broken

Every once in a while I read, or hear, the statement: Washington is broken. And for the most part, everyone agrees that it’s broken, liberals and conservatives alike.

The thing I find interesting about this situation is that both sides want to treat the problem differently. Conservatives want the government to shrink, the idea being that smaller government will mean less broken. Liberals on the other hand, want to expand the government, essentially expanding the broken. Apparently liberals don’t care that the government is broken despite their complaints about it.

You Don't Have A Right To Happiness
17 Jan 2018

You Don't Have A Right To Happiness

You don’t have the right to happiness, only the right to pursue it. Since you don’t have a right to it, no one else needs to make sure you’re happy.

13 Oct 2017

Yorkshire Pudding Day

It’s #YorkshirePuddingDay. I haven’t had it, but it sounds good. I’m thinking about the recipe from the New York Times. In the meantime, there’s this:

12 Oct 2017

National Gumbo Day

I thought this was fitting for National Gumbo Day, especially when I find out it was also National Vermont Day.

#NationalGumboDay #NationalVermontDay

4 Oct 2017

Remembering Tom Petty

I haven’t crunched any numbers, but it seems like 2017 is going to lose more celebrities than 2016. And we’ve lost another big name in Tom Petty.

While I wasn’t the biggest fan of Tom Petty, I’ve always appreciated his music. He’s a cultural music icon and deserved to be. I remember being introduced to Tom Petty during the MTV years when Music Television was defined by actual music… on television. Music twenty-four hours a day. And for a while, You Got Lucky played every hour on the hour (or so it seemed).

I’ve always loved that song.

'Panicked' London train commuters force open doors, flee onto tracks when man reads the Bible aloud
3 Oct 2017

'Panicked' London train commuters force open doors, flee onto tracks when man reads the Bible aloud

When I first read this I thought this is from The Onion. This has to be a joke. Satire?

Witnesses described the scene as “panicked” and a “commotion.”

Sadly, it’s neither. It appears to be serious, and of all the news I’ve read in a while, this may be the saddest thing I’ve read in a while. A man on the subway was reading from the Bible, and people were panicked and literally jumping from a train.

I understand if you don’t believe in God why you may be upset, but panicked!? What exactly is it about the Word of God that would set a “non-believer” into a panic mode? It’s just a book right? Nonsense? Do people panic over Santa Clause stories? I know that the Bible says to fear the Lord, but I don’t think this is what the writer had in mind.

So, what exactly would cause people to actually panic over the Word of God? If you ask me, I think deep down they know there’s power in the Word of God, and they don’t want to be confronted with it.

Source: “‘Panicked’ London train commuters force open doors, flee onto tracks when man reads the Bible aloud

27 Sep 2017

22-Year-Old Stops Tennessee Church Shooter

‘He’s the hero. He’s the person who stopped this madness’

Source: 22-Year-Old Stops Tennessee Church Shooter | The Daily Caller

Who's To Blame For the NFL Anthem Fiasco?
27 Sep 2017

Who's To Blame For the NFL Anthem Fiasco?

The NFL and media pundits are blaming President Trump for the NFL National Anthem kneeling fiasco, but who's really to blame? Read more...

Does Jesus Care About Your Happiness?
25 Sep 2017

Does Jesus Care About Your Happiness?

Jesus doesn't care about your happiness. He cares about your joy, and there's a big difference between joy and happiness. Read more...

The Hobbit celebrates 80-year Anniversary
21 Sep 2017

The Hobbit celebrates 80-year Anniversary

Today represents a landmark anniversary for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien. Eighty years ago, what started as a bedtime story for his children became an enduring tale that would eventually be translated in…

Source: The Hobbit celebrates 80-year Anniversary

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