To Hear God Speak You Have To Listen

by Kevin Burton    “Got your ears on?” is the way truckers on CB radio used to ask, “Are you listening?        This month on Page 7 we have talked about God’s plan, His eagerness to communicate it to humans and some of the ways in which He does so.    Pastors and theologians who …

Hold Your Applause, Karaoke Hits Pause

by Kevin Burton    A stay-at-home order basically formalizes what I want to do anyway.    I like my house. My wife is here. My stuff is here.  The TV is set to “off.”  Alexa spins the tunes.    The refrigerator hums in what sounds to me like the key of contentment.    Church via …

My Second Welcome To The Jungle

by Kevin Burton    Joe Burrow and I are headed home    I was calm, ready for the moment.    Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Burrow, the LSU national champion quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, as the first pick of the NFL draft last night.  I had said if the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t do anything silly, …

Living Vicariously Through The Shockers

by Kevin Burton    I call it “Splashdown.” Long live Splashdown.    It was a long three-pointer made by then freshman guard Fred VanVleet of Wichita State in a second-round NCAA tournament game vs. Gonzaga.    The rainbow jumper beat the shot clock and pushed a precarious two-point lead to five, with less than two …

Yes, God’s Information Is Available

by Kevin Burton    If you go on You Tube and read listener comments under Paul Simon’s song “Slip Sliding Away” you get comments such as, “So true it hurts.”     I mostly agree with that, as we discussed Friday on Page 7 (Of Lyrics, Destinations And Old Friends, April 17).    The song’s chorus …

Of Lyrics, Destinations And Old Friends

   I arranged my Facebook feed just so on a recent Sunday, then called my wife.     A picture was showing, but you couldn’t see the name at the top of the post or any message. I wanted to get her reaction.    The picture was of a man holding a guitar.     “Who is …

Flights Of Fancy Will Have To Do For Now

by Kevin Burton    So big, so busy, so beautiful, London is a taste we acquired right away.    From the time my wife and I got on the plane to return to the United States from our honeymoon trip to London, we started talking about when we could go back.     So excited that …

Rockers Don’t Need No Stinking Badges!

by Kevin Burton    “Songs That Rock” is a Facebook page that I really enjoy. You should check it out if you like rock music. But there is one thing they do that I don’t get.    They have a lot of posts about old music, do you remember this or that, or which song …

Free-Agent Fan Considers NFL Home

by Kevin Burton    I expect to confirm a new home for my valuable NFL fandom next month.    The league announced this week that it will hold its annual draft as scheduled April 23-25, albeit without fans in attendance because of the Coronavirus.    At draft time two years ago, I felt the need …

Why Wouldn’t People Buy Extra TP?

by Kevin Burton    Best-case scenario is we get a good laugh line out of this whole toilet paper thing.     This is sometime in the future. The virus scare has ended.  It’s been a tragedy, huge scary battle, but it wasn’t the apocalypse we feared it could be.    Under that scenario the comedians, …