Saturday, June 14, 2008

June 14, 2008

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)


I went to buy gas at $4.17 a gallon.

A fueling oasis had a deal: $3.99 a gallon with a car wash.

During the spot free rinse, it dawned on me that I'd been had again.

The wash was $9.00.


While demographics against BHO are daunting, JM is doing everything possible to help Illinois' junior Senator win.

Of course, if you're like my rising 10th grader, you're not that interested in the most important election in our nation's history.

When I asked who his peers like for President, he said, "Dad, all we care about is what's for lunch and who's hot."


For all of the right reasons and a glaring wrong one (see KDI), I've figured BHO can't win.

I've got three bets on it in a Christian kind of way (viz., lunches).

But if war, wallet, and guilt by association mean more than traditional values and national security, BHO will win.

So it looks like I'll owe more than 11Gs.


Tomorrow is Father's Day.

While comparing it to the fanfare and fear of forgetting Mother's Day is like comparing the female broadcasters of CNN to their counterparts on Fox, I'm a dad and have a dad and I'm kinda into it.

You can read what I wrote to my dad in KDXXXIV.


I wonder how many got the metaphors in the previous section.

If I didn't need the 11Gs from the auction which is up to $38, I'd give Sister Gertrude Morgan's Let's Make a Record to whoever gets 'em.


Because two of my five sons won't remember it, I'll send a greeting to all of 'em; with some stuff which may make it into my neo-Augustinian confessions if my badgering friend in Florida has His way with me:

Dear Ben, David, James, Daniel, and Matthew,

Our Lord doesn't always work in the most predictable

Whenever I learn something from someone who doesn't
especially esteem Him, that comes to mind; though I warn
you to embrace counsel only if it conforms to Him as
revealed in Jesus and reported in Holy Scripture.

Stating that disclaimer, I've always directed parents,
especially ones who have issues with their children,
to Kahlil Gibran's conclusion about offspring: "You may
give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have
their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not
their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams."

That's my way of saying I've given the best to you -
Jesus - and it will be yours to decide His existential
place in your life; recognizing His eternal place with
or without your cooperation.

My prayers for you have always been in consonance
with 3 John 4 and my parenting, primarily because of
the financial hazards of my vocation, has been riveted
to Acts 3:6.

Getting back to Gibran, there comes a time for dads
(and moms) to say, "I am not responsible for what you
say and do from now on; but I will always be responsible
for how I respond to what you say and do until we're
in our perfect home in heaven."

I've always tried my best; acknowledging that effort
has fallen short on too many occasions. But it has never
been my intention for anything less than the best for

Each of you has an irreplaceable place in my heart.
I love each one of you as much as any one of you;
and while my greatest prayer is for you to know Jesus
as personal Lord and Savior, which will guarantee
perfect days in paradise, I pray every day for any
wound bearing my responsibility to heal and
look forward to the next hug.

I remember your births as if they happened
just yesterday; and your heartbeats are always
in my hearing.

Yes, our Lord's ways haven't always been
predictable; and God knows I know you know
what I mean.

But I am certain of our Father's love which
never lets go of us and this father's love which
never lets go of you.

Always praying His best for you, I am your dad.

Blessings and Love!


Gas prices have caused me to estimate the cost of every trip and gauge worth.

Hospital visits are always worth it.

Visiting family is always worth it.

You can't put a price on love.

Love is worth everything.

Jesus proved that.


Blessings and Love!

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