Normal Matters

Our "normal life" matters

A Manifesto: Stop Denying Reality

The Denial There is a denial of reality in America and around the world. A denial that the God of the Bible exists as the only true God, Creator of heaven and earth. A denial that states He is not relevant to our lives today, at least no more so than the god’s of other […]

Give Me the Key

What about keys make them so important to us? In a word: security. If we have something of import, we lock it up. We want to keep people out of our homes so we lock them up, both when we’re at home and away. We lock our cars. We have safe deposit boxes locked away […]

Alone But Not Alone

Is there a way to be alone but not feel alone? If there is, what is it? From personal experience, at least from the perspective of married life followed again by single life, I believe there is. After graduating with a four-year university degree, I married.  Then, just under a year later, a traffic accident […]

Time is a Canary

Why are canaries sometimes referred to as stoolies, pigeons, or tattle-tales? Because in mines they would “tell on” the presence of toxic gases before those gasses became lethal to the miners. How did they “tell on” the gasses? By giving their lives. They were sensitive to the gasses and would die before those gases became […]

Too Familiar

How “familiar” are we with God? Put another way, are we too familiar with God? It is certainly possible, but where does one draw the line? The answer depends on who God is, something He has revealed in the Old and New Testaments of the Biblical record. Old Testament In the opening paragraphs of the […]

What if It Was True

The Question One of the most important questions of life is: “Who was Jesus?” The answer has eternal implications. What if Jesus really was who He claimed to be: the Son of God.  Then what? A logical reaction would be to point out that if He really was the Son of God then He wouldn’t […]

Evolution. Is it “For Reals?”

Theory Evolution. It is a theory presented as fact in the United States. It is taught in public schools. It accepted as the best, most understandable explanation of the origin of life and all that exists. Synopsis Evolution teaches that everything we know and experience is the result of an explosive event often referred to […]

An Extreme Solution to Better Typing

Is there a better way to type? August Dvorak thought so, and in 1936 created his own keyboard layout featuring less finger motion, higher accuracy and faster typing than experienced with the QWERTY layout created almost 70 years earlier. The QWERTY layout takes its name from the first six letters on the upper left top […]

When Even Do-Overs Don’t Work

Keyboards. We all use them. Since I have found the “split” ergonomic keyboard the most comfortable, I ordered Microsoft’s new Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard and set it up, skimming through the quick start guide as I went. This was going to be good. Beautifully compact, yet full size. A separate numeric keypad so the mouse could be […]

Priorities Are Normal

Normal life Life happens. You deal with it. Daily. The way you live reveals your priorities. Priorities matter. An example: Reading is important to you. You enjoy it. It is a priority. Because you read you’d rather read a book than watch a movie.  You don’t watch many movies. Your friends enjoy watching movies more than reading. They watch […]