All posts by Ron Linebarger

Ron Linebarger (Line-bar-ger) is a licensed and ordained minister who enjoys, photography, writing, computers and practical jokes. He has been an electronic/mechanical technician, a petroleum engineer and a ventriloquist. He is a public speaker. What does he say about himself, “For me to live is Christ!”

General Omar Bradley

Our knowledge of science has already outstripped our capacity to control it. We have too many men of science and too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.

Man is stumbling blindly through a spiritual darkness while toying with the precarious secrets of life and death. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours, is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.–Gen. Omar Bradley

Smell of Death

I don’t care what anyone says, death stinks. In my life time I have been present at the deaths of many people. Some deaths were caused by warfare, others related to accidents, many to aging, disease and others due to suicide or homicide. Death really stinks. No, not because we loose a loved one, but there is a specific odor that accompanies death.

Not everyone can smell the odor of death. I guess I am a person who is very sensitive to the odor. When I lived in New York City for three months in 2002, I made my way through the streets towards Ground Zero. A sick feeling came over me as I smelt that odor once more and I ask the guy I went with, “Do you smell that”? His response was, “Well, I didn’t do it”! “No, Mark, do you smell death? Continue reading Smell of Death

Children-Not Just Tape Recorders

I have heard it said that Children are God’s little tape recorders. I use to agree with that, but now find that it is not the case. Perhaps, we should say “They are God’s video or digital video recorders.”

Parents and step-parents need to understand that the most powerful learning tool is what they (parents and step-parents) do and say in their role as an authority–that is not only the speaking of words, but by their actions and attitudes. A driver cuts in front of you Continue reading Children-Not Just Tape Recorders