Pablo Picasso on Natural Creativity

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Victory Over Grief

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 28, 2016 | No Comments

When I lost Stormy, I never destroyed the card [predicting our marriage] in anger. I have no anger. I have never raged at man or God about what happened. Sorrow is my legacy from that terrible day, and as well a humbling awareness of my inadequacies, which are beyond counting. To keep the sorrow from overwhelming me, I remain focused…

In: Beauty

Heroism

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 25, 2016 | No Comments

Jonah Kirk (Bledsoe) referring to Mr. Yoshioka who had been interred in an American concentration camp for Japanese during the Second World War: Back then, I had a narrow definition of heroism. My conclusion that Mr. Yoshioka lacked courage arose from ignorance, as later I would learn. After you have suffered great losses and known much pain, it is not…

In: Good-Evil

Justice and Truth

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 25, 2016 | No Comments

The wisdom of the most sagacious ancient Greeks, the wisdom of the most perceptive rabbis of ancient Canaan, and all the parables of Christ teach us to believe not in justice, but in truth. In a world of rampant lying, where so many lies are used to inflame passions and justify false grievances, the indiscriminate pursuit of justice leads sooner…

In: Truth

Cooperation in Abortion

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 24, 2016 | No Comments

Man can never obey a law which is in itself immoral, and such is the case of a law which would admit in principle the liceity of abortion.  Nor can he take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or vote for it.  Moreover, he may not collaborate in its application. ~Congregation for the Doctrine of…

The Mystery of Life

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 19, 2016 | No Comments

Also I wrote this [book] to explain life to myself. The mystery. The humor, dark and light, that is the warp and weft of the weave. The absurdity. The terror. The hope. The joy, the grief. The God we never see except by indirection. [Dean Koontz, Life Expectancy (Bantam Books: New York, New York, 2012), p. 439.]

In: Truth

Charles Swindoll on Life

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 15, 2016 | No Comments

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

Unhealthy Fear

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 12, 2016 | No Comments

[Spoken by the fictional Alfred Hitchcock:] “As an adult, I loved to drive, to be behind the wheel with open road ahead. But I so dreaded being stopped by a traffic cop – dreaded it like death, Mr. Thomas – that I hardly ever drove. I left all the driving to Alma or hired drivers even before I could afford…

In: Truth

Wisdom

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 5, 2016 | No Comments

Anyway, knowledge isn’t wisdom, and we aren’t just to stuff ourselves with facts and figures. We are given this life so we might earn the next; the gift is a chance to grow in spirit, and knowledge is one of the many nutrients that facilitate our growth. [Dean Koontz, One Door Away From Heaven (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2001), p. 321.]

In: Truth
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