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About my e-mail signature

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I was asked today in an email what the -/+ means when I provide an electronic signature.  (You’ll see what I mean at the end of my response).  I thought this would make for an interesting blog post.

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It has a dual (actually trifold) meaning  ;0)

1) The -+ represents electricity (battery terminals or pos/neg charges, for instance).  This is my way of tipping my hat to Physics.

2) The + represents the cross shown in all of my signatures (Christianity).

3) The -+ also shows a balance–pointing to my well-balanced nature, haha.

I was taught from a young age that your signature tells a lot about you, and I took it to heart.  It’s a personal and daily reminder to me of my convictions while (although “public”) being unobtrusive to others.  Plus it lets me celebrate my love of Physics.  :0)

-David+

The Whole Armor of God

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Just a quick note on Ephesians 6:

It is so important to note that all of the equipment of a Christian’s armor is DEFENSIVE except for the Sword of the Spirit (the Word of God).  Why, then, are we so often caught unawares?  It is because we have not put on the full Armor of God.

“Be angry and do not sin.”

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

A person could live a pretty effective life this way.  Often I find that I should be angry at things in life, and then I should let this anger propel toward bettering myself and my surroundings:

  • anger at personal flaws (all of which can be fixed, I sincerely believe, in every person)
  • anger at bureaucratic nonsense that dampens creativity and development
  • anger at people saying very little in many grandiose words
  • anger at others missing the point entirely on a number of subjects, while still arguing fruitlessly
  • anger at sin and rebellion against a sinful nature

So many times anger is a resource for us.  Sin, however, meets out only death.

I am reminded of a hero of mine:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Now if anyone had the idea of being angry without sinning down, it was Dr. King.  I wish I could have known that man.  As flawed as any person, but not misguided…he was certainly a man worth emulating.

Purpose of Religion?

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Sometimes I find myself wondering which is more important for “mainstream religions” — To “convert” others or to live at peace with others.  To bring others into the fold or to help those in need (one of the best forms of witness).

Of course, there are always those who feel they need to IRRADicate others…but I don’t even care to go there.

Breath of Life

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

I was insistent upon getting a video monitor to watch our baby at night when we needed to check on him.  Only very recently has he been resting so soundly that it is hard to tell whether he is even breathing.  At such times, I lean in close to the monitor…waiting to catch a view of his chest or a flutter of his hands–looking for a sign that (of course) he is alive.  It is an observance born of a father’s love.

I wonder if God is not like a Father Who is watching…waiting for any sign of life from His children…even just a simple sign of breathing or the slightest motion.  How often He must see so many of His children waiting only for the morning and letting the dark hours of the night slip by unused.  When “that bright morning” shines again, how many of us will He find still awake after our night’s work?  Or, how many have already fallen asleep…?