Patriotic Prayer Time with Paxton: ‘Overcoming Adversity’

texas_capitol600Editor’s Note: We were lucky to persuade Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton to succeed former Gov. Rick Perry as our devotional writer. This is Paxton’s first submission.

Focal Passage: Proverbs 24:10 – “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”

As a first-time devotional writer but long-time fan, I’m honored to be asked to deliver these devotional moments for Blind Folly. (But, please, let’s not call it a “submission,” considering that word’s intimation of surrender, subservience and humility). Continue reading

Posted in Devotional | Leave a comment

Our Online, Hamster-Ball Life

hamster_ball

Hamsterdam, portrayed in this stock photo by a Hollywood actor.

My six-year-old grandson’s hamster, “Hamsterdam,” loves his plastic hamster ball.

At least once a day he is taken from his cage so we can clean it, and is either placed in a wire pen we set up in the living room or put in his plastic hamster ball, which he uses to roam around the house. And… it’s reminding me of something.

Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Leave a comment

Ugly Christian Band of the Week: Demon Hunter

The Seattle-based Christian hard rock band Demon Hunter is known for its “brazenly transcendent” melodies and the “defiant heaviness” of its lyrics. But so far no one has complimented them on their fashion style.

Continue reading

Posted in Music | Leave a comment

‘Audacious in their Conjectures’: Why ‘MemeWatch’ Doesn’t Work

slaying_the_hydra600

Hercules battles the Hydra

Conspiracy theories are in the news again. Actually, it seems like they’re everywhere.

As I was binge-watching “Money Heist” on Netflix the other night, I noticed all the talk on that show about “sticking with the Plan” and “trust the professor” and team loyalty. It had a very “Where We Go One, We Go All” vibe.

Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Leave a comment

Noah’s Lockdown Quarantine Blues

Noah_ark600

It was day 123 of the Ark lockdown, and Noah was having trouble finding distractions for his beleaguered family. Not seeing any other faces but their own was starting to wear everybody down, and tensions were running high.

Noah – “Hey, Shem, how about carving this piece of gopher wood into a turtle for me.”

Shem – “I’ve already made 26 gopher-wood turtles. I even carved one piece of gopher wood into an actual gopher. Besides, I’m sick of whittling. Ham, at least, gets to go up on deck and scrub off the barnacles. I’m just… feeling so hemmed in!”

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment