Healing Herbs: Barberry

    Barberry (berberis vulgaris) is a shrub that is native to  Europe but is cultivated in North America .  Many grow it simply as an attractive hedge, but it does have traditional healing properties.  The bark and roots are used as a kidney tonic.  It is also useful for back pain and other pains.  It is used to treat…

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Great Men of Science and Religion: Bacon

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was primarily a philosopher, but is known for creating the scientific method of learning through experimentation.  He was also a scientist, lawyer and statesman.   He served as Attorney General of England.  Many believe that he was the true author of the plays attributed to Shakespeare since Bacon had the background and…

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Evil Against Evil is still Evil

    A lot of people today, Including many who call themselves Christians, believe that evil acts against those that are evil are justified and good.  That killing abortion doctors is acceptable because they think abortion is evil.  That beating or even killing gays is acceptable because homosexuality is evil (not so much in this country now,…

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On the Good Shepherd

We have all heard the parable of the good Shepherd and how he goes after the lost sheep.  Some misunderstand this.  They think that no matter how far they stray, no matter how lost they get, Jesus, the angels and the other Beings of Light are going to rescue them.  Sadly, that is simply not…

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