New Kitties Alter Household Routine

by Kevin Burton    Does anyone make “kitty on board’ stickers the way they make ones for “baby on board?  If so, I might need one as a reminder.    Our house had been cat-less for two years before we adopted 11-year-old Gabbie and 6-year-old Ronnie last month from Save the Kitties, a cat rescue …

What We Build In Spiritual Shop Class

by Kevin Burton   What we used to call shop class is more grandly called Industrial Arts. Once again today we go back to your school days to look at the spiritual side of a class.     As inconvenient as physical blindness can be, spiritual blindness is much worse. It hides conditions that if ignored …

Make It Happen For God Today

by Kevin Burton    The first time I ever heard the phrase “make it happen” was in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ fight song in the 70s.    The 70s-era Cavs are my all-time favorite pro basketball team.    A few years later the staff at the Frontiersman, the newspaper in Wasilla, Alaska where I worked, got …

Tell The Truth (In Love!) About Halloween

by Kevin Burton    If you’re looking for proof of societal spiritual blindness, you need look no further than the celebration of Halloween.    What is passed off as being a benign, sugar-soaked party for children, has with it much darker elements that are a danger to children and adults alike.    But this danger …

Home Ec Class For The Spiritually Blind

by Kevin Burton    Many of us recall best, our culinary mishaps from Home Economics class in high school. But there were other elements to that training.    In Home Ec your teachers tried to train you to build a safe, efficient, nourishing household for yourself, and an eventual spouse and children.     In the …

His Timing, His Answers, His Presence

by Kevin Burton    So there’s this little card. Three inches by one inch. Had it all these years.    There was a small stack of them at the checkout stand of a Christian bookstore in Columbus. I got my music or whatever and I got this little card on the way out.    It …

Are You Prepared To Deliver In Full?

by Kevin Burton    Three words leapt out at me during our regular family Bible study recently.    These days we are in the book of Ezra. That book tells the story of the rebuilding of the temple after Israel’s return to Jerusalem after Babylonian captivity.  Not long ago we studied the book of Nehemiah, …

You Feel That Longing For A Reason

by Kevin Burton    In the title track from her 1994 album “Longing In Their Hearts” Bonnie Raitt speaks eloquently about spiritual blindness.    Really, Bonnie Raitt?    Yep.    That’s why we have called a special assembly here at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind to discuss the song and hear it twice, …

Five Bows On Five Boxes, Holy Smokes!

by Kevin Burton    There was this last Friday from the heart and voice box of my loving wife Jeannette: “I want you to give me a list of five things you want for your birthday.”    This had already been an especially productive and fun day.  Then in the winding down part came this …

Singing In Praise Of God, For His Glory

by Kevin Burton    With all due respect to all the singing going on in the Psalms, my favorite singers in the Bible are the Earthquake Singers.     OK, so I made that title up. The singers are not recorded in the Bible as such. But some of you know what I am talking about: …