We can choose love as the vehicle for a rebirth or to be reborn or to resurrect a new spirit into our old souls.
Let us fill that glass up with love and drink mightily from it.
The importance of sleep, meditation and prayer cannot be overstated. These matters attended to in love are necessary for a loving life. Joy is special in the use of these practices. May you find that wonderful life now.
Take action. Show your love. Don't just talk, walk.
Rumination is a good time to reflect and count blessings. Recuperation is needed after soul searching and Rejuvenation is critical to live "in love".
I often think that my favorite type of art is a craftsman at their trade. Certainly nature is art that I am so thankful for. With all of the quirks failings I think artists are so interesting as is so much art around us. True richness is found in art.
Letting go is often real hard to do. The big let go must be incorporated into our lives. Many times we must let go of people, places, memories and circumstances in order to grow healthfully.
Post-Holiday blues and highs are part of life. Certainly the highs are good and the blues - not so much. But we must embrace both of these. This one is about me, for I cannot speak for others.
Happy New Year's. Let us take a look at forgiveness and regrets and what we can do with them. Forgiveness and regrets are intertwined.
It is good to be confounded. We walk together.
Avoid foreclosure and forfeiture in your heart. But assuredly protect what is needed on earth for family. We must avoid a forfeiture or foreclosure in both things and our hearts.
We are all just a little bit crazy out here. But let us look and mental illness.
Being pleasant should be a baseline. A pleasantry or 5 throughout the day will make it a good day. Try a little pleasantness. You will be glad you did and so will someone else.
Understanding understanding? We don't think about it much we either understand, are trying to or we lack understanding.
Hi Hubbers let us try something new and improved to go along with our new and maybe improved "Discovery Gig". I did not get approval from Headquarters. They may object or be delighted. If you do not see me any more we will know why.
Giving thanks is optimum behavior. Thanksgiving is a celebration day. Enjoy Thanksgiving.
Politics and elections are all about you. Do you do it all negative and hate filled? Let us apply life to politics and elections. And not politics and elections to life.
Sermons are tough. This sermon was easy. But that was after I failed at a first one. Hopefully this sermon a day late will be worth the wait.
Grab a beer, kicky backy and look into the world of crazy about nature.
there is a lot more to recovery than addictions and alcoholism. Recovery generally refers to finding something you have lost. Too often that is love.
I am one of those that goes outside in the rain. For some reason the washing over me creates a freedom.
Check in about mood swings. You are alright.
Perhaps sometimes it is the mundane that propels us forward. Maybe just cleaning off the shelf sets us right. Only questions here.
You elect something everyday. The vote casting is just to see how many people elect to select one choice or another.
Who won? Who won what? Too often too personal. We do not do hate and insult here.
Be good to yourself. Let us know the "You".
Do not look for feel good here. Read a self help book. This one is down and dirty.
You have a creative talent. You may be an entrepreneur or a cook or the next great book resides within you. Overcome Resisitance.
This is the best and the worst of my writing. I saw the worst parts but left them in to fit with the theme. We all have worsts but generally I think we are afraid to show them.
Wonderful time. "I had a great time yesterday"?
Snow, ice, frostbite and fogged in memories. Paul was my champion.
Sometimes we interact and do not even know it. Sometimes we interact too much.
A great Jurist dies
No names here. Just amazing progress toward world peace.
Let's all come together right now.
"Avoidance" has a bad reputation these days. Maybe that is why there is so much conflict. The how and when of it is critical.
Children grow. Isn't that a news flash. But still is sometimes a surprise.
Seems like no matter how good life is we want it better. Attitude is where it is at.
Let us take a look.
Some say that happy and joy mean the same thing. Let us have a look.
A different view. Not to change your view.
Things are not always as they seem. Take a look at these fakes with me.
This is a piece that you do not necessarily follow but you can pull out nuggets that apply to you. Thank you for taking your precious time to join me.
Peace be upon you and yours. Let not thought interfere with your love of life. Know that God is Love. And loving makes you one.
Scoff, it is OK. But I wrote this at 2am after waking up to the hand of a child I could not save, because there we so many.
You will never think of these the same if you read this article. Take some time to think about it rather than shout about it.
When I walk and look down I run into walls. When I look up I see the glory of life. Let's debunk this bad boy Cancer.
Perhaps we are lucky enough that great people or angels stumble upon us. I was plum broken hearted at his passing.
Take a good look at social unrest. By simple numbers in the USA it is reasonable. By acts of violence it is off the charts wrongful. Please spend some time thinking about it.
Natural talents are interesting. Sometimes you just shake your head a float on down that old man river of life.
Get it out of your system then knock it off. Do you really want to look at the bad every second of every day? Let us look for some positive.
You are a hero. Thank you. Do not think that you are not, you are. I like heroes. I hope you will think differently about them after reading this.
We are not born to love. It is our choice. Please go with me and pour out that love. I am weak but you are strong.
Are alone even when with someone. Is there No One Else sometimes. Join us here and you will never be with No One Else.
Do you ever spend more time avoiding something than it would take just to do it? Life is fun that way if you know you are doing it.
The more we understand about personal attacks the better off we are to navigate them. Maybe even use them correctly.
Feelings are really cool. But taking care of ours and other's is sometimes real tough.
From Distant Learning to Hamsters. The boy is all over the place.
You have the power to authorize.
Independence has many facets. Probably we should pause and cherish it. Perhaps with more appreciation of it, we will exercise freedom a tad bit better.
Let us look at risk analysis. We can kind of learn from the current situation and then apply it to other situations. Or perhaps we should look at how we handled other situations and apply that knowledge here.
We think we know so much. Yet in that we know, there are somethings we just cannot know.
We are having more fun than the law should allow. Stuck with family still due to circumstances beyond control. Thank you sweet gods.
Let us take a second and third look. Why did that victim act that way.
Perhaps we should step outside ourselves from time to time to get a new perspective on both ourselves and others. Love has many perspectives.
It has been awhile since our last article here. Who would have guessed you actually get busier stay home. But the boy is here and so there is just not enough time to do everything.
If life is not good for you right now, I ask you to learn to live again.
Taking away with one hand while giving with the other. Forgive them, for they know no what they do. Keep the money and increase the level of care required not defund and decrease it.
Don't miss your seat on the circle of love ride. Let us explore together.
These issues are real. Anxiety, depression, anger and hate are everywhere around us. Only we can deal with our own issues here.
Come on now, everyone needs an attitude adjustment from time to time. We can change the world starting between our ears. At least our world.
Time to celebrate!! Everybody have a good time. Watch as we make the fastest recovery ever. I can feel it in my bones. I want to jump on this train. Do not wait up, catch up.
Into the mind of a ten year old. And interesting world that we can learn from.
Let us charge up our love. Let us clear up complacency and make a difference. You have got to use it or loose it!
How to beat the blues. Follow us on a journey without leaving your chair.
Celebrate this day. Yahoo! Let us Celebrate. Life is short. Yet every road should lead to celebration and a big Yahoo! Well even the long hard road should be celebrated.
Some will proclaim -- BS!! And some folks will think and say, "hey I remember something about that". I left out some heroic stuff by a guy named Gary Steffensen. Another tale I reckon.
Hate, Grace, Democracy and Mother's Day. They do tie in. If you hate this may be for you. If you think you love your mother this may be for you.
This is just for fun about being a cook. Not really a food article, except for the food of life.
Deep contemplation is for everyone if done in love.
From cataclysmic apocalypse to easy does it, love is there to the rescue.
Let us look at sacrifice from a different angle. The notion of forfeiting is really interesting and gives us insights into love.
Different routes and the same destination. We must accept isolation.
Just a little something about a dear friend. Perhaps Bill is more like a big brother to me. Well read on and decide for yourself.
Liberty is not always freedom. Let's have a look.
Easter shows us the power of love. Secular or religious the lesson is the same. Love resurrects.
Turn it around on itself. Whatever you have it is one heck of a lot more than half the world. If you are reading this you have access to a computer. Isolation with social media. You call that isolation?
The two worst diseases are fear and loss of hope.
Things are changing so fast this might already be outdated. But that border crossing for love never goes out of style.
No bad news here.
Love lost me. I had to go take her back. That is life and what we are talking about!
I did it again. Took a few days to write a sermon and I tossed it out. You just can't "think" a sermon. Oh well. So we start over and take it from there. The tossed one was The Best of Times and the Worst of Times. Turned out the worst.
No need for links here just type Manatita into a search engine and get amazed.
Worrying about time gets my blood pressure high. Loving time brings it down. Perhaps there is something to that. Anger and apathy both make me nervous and give me High Blood Pressure. Manage it, they say? OK.
Children and elders or elders are children or children become elders. As you will see, look for a child here even if an elder also.
Fear is worthy of looking into. Fear is a destroyer and a savior. Let's look into fear. Corona Virus has
Question, question and question and when you are done question some more. You must question yourself, others, ideas, rules, society and small children. Learn from the question itself. Children will teach if questioned and listened to. Like everyone else.
Caution, this is not what you would call a sermon. Do Amen and Hallelujah mean what you think they mean?
We must teach a child the skill to determine right from wrong. Just telling the child what is and what isn't will not prepare them well enough when it comes time to make their own decisions out there in the world without you.
Spiritual and faithful but no church stuff. Atheist? These sermons are for you. I toil so you can get a good dose of contemplation. I hope you get a blessing here. I will question and you answer for you. No judgments here.
Let us strive to make man independent and free, not of duty but of burden.
Let us do a checkup on ourselves. Are we better than others?
Full non-disclosure. I ain't saying who the travelers are and I am fully disclaiming that any of this is based on real life.
Of course most don't want handouts or to give them in that sense. Perhaps better to go hand in hand.
I guess I still don't get what suffering really is.
Failure is not an option. The Cry most be seen and addressed no matter how hard.
Cars and prayer is not normally something we think about the same. Well us Dierkers do.
Not feeling so good today. Who cares why. I have a day. I shall rejoice and be glad in it.
Some folks must be really cool they can judge good and bad people. In a dark alley I can. Preachers I can judge. How to drive I can judge. But probably not you. Welcome.
All peace and well wishes
Politics are life. Get over it.
Perhaps the finest gift is to challenge. Maybe my pushing my children to beat me was just something that happened but by golly it must have worked for they excel past me in every way.
I wonder what it would be like if life was easy. I reckon, pretty damned boring.
Things are sideways here. Maybe that is the great plan.
Bad things happen. And we get by. So sorry for those who cannot.
Lay down the heavy load
This is just for Linda. Not publication for at large.
Never a care. I Just care. Got Not and idea about that but wrongfully cause death bothers me to no end.
You speak love in your own way. I am but a student of your love. Please take care and not tear me down.
Let us put aside our differences and go on a trip
The action of calling into question the integrity or validity of something. Impeachment is a strange word. That is the quick online definition.
That fence you are sitting on is going to give you splinters up your ---. I suggest you get off of it and move on to inspiring others.
We do not take it easy here. We look at things differently and say bring it on. We hope you find something about you here.
Wonderful days come in all times of the year. Hot sunny days just chilling with some lemonade. And short colder days enjoying the calmness of life. The Sound of Silence is good all year long. (Perhaps especially Holiday season)
Hey my little Tuna Fish. I like to say that to the boy. He rolls his eyes and says "dad I am not 5 anymore". Life is so good around here. Oh do not get me started on what is bad with it. Water off a duck.
Just some poetry about Sunday
Not love of self but love of love inside. A subtle but distinct difference.
I checked yesterday and the boy is getting serious about stuff. So be it for a 4th grader. But I am a 62 grader. Serious is for amateurs. My wife is younger and for her life is serious. Once my age you realize there are no big deals.
Grab a hold of your stuff this is a tough ride.
Sorry but no hate stuff here. Hopefully some raising up. Politics to me has a lot to do with support and not so much tearing down. Silly me but it works for our family.
"If you take life too seriously, you are not living it."
Strange title for sure. Fun and excitement are not part of a big plan. We take the big “whatever” and we can make it fun and exciting. That is a choice we make.
I forgot what a real man was for a time and then I talked with them.
I must be crazy. But I like it.
Let us go nuts here. Well is a deep subject. Well will let you lose control. Don't do well please. Do better.
Sometimes taking care is simply taking care. No fantastic motive or proper care just taking care. Climate and the earth is one of those.
Important issues of our time require us to go over them with children. But it must be the important time for the child to process. We use the "never talk down to and always have time to discuss" method. We are conservationists of worry.
We are having some fun now. Another great day of being blessed. I wonder if blessed can be a secular notion. Well no, I do not wonder, it can be.
Some friends always welcome you home.
Most of this took place between 95 and 102 degrees. If you stay out of too much air conditioning you just get used to it if you stay out of the sun midday. Gardening is done by 8 AM.
I feel so guilty writing this all the while feeling guilty it is so late, Oh well I will get over it, OK I was just kidding, Guilt and I have a deal not to do each other.
We negotiate in some small with ourselves all day long. Let's look at the bigs for our internal health.
Someone who is much smarter told me I do not know love. I reckon I will just stay in love, happy and ignorance.
Get back on that ride. I got no call for someone who don't get up and dust up and kick some next. Today is yesterday's tomorrow and tomorrows yesterday. But we are living.
Topping out at around 100 in the home. And I am on fire. Nope not that heat. Full remission. They call you in to tell you they have news about your cancer. And then after a day of worry they tell you are in great shape.
Just a fun background on what you use everyday.
My publisher informs me that this is my 253rd Sermon and that I have about 500 hundred in our congregation. That is not our intention here but why not share the love? They want me to turn on some money making "apps". I will have to think on that. Would that be right?
Let us spread the love. We can do it
Not such a good man but a charmed life. Thanks to all!
Once again I missed it. When they were teaching right and wrong, all I heard was delight and a song. Maybe I can dance my way back on track!
Well this day I was already called a "no good rotten SOB". I taught her that term. After our morning family group hug we were laughing too hard. They say I have no grip on reality. Good and true as to theirs'. Eric Dierker does not do your reality. Sorry for that.
Ok I admit it. I work in zone with headphones blaring. But my boy taps me on my shoulder and says dad. And then soccer is done. We broke our teeter todder board yesterday. So funny falling on our Butts. Have fun or I will seek you out and destroy you with love of life.
Check this article out. It will change how you view your world. That is a promise.
Fantastic. I love my White Privilege.
I suggest you do not read this. It is very uncomfortable.
Is somebody around here having fun yet. Well take this baby article in fun. Let that part of you that is super smart and a bit crazy take hold. Let us see where it goes.
Let us love the fun and art of Poetry. A master is one who tries.
Just get over it. We do well to yell. Yell happy!
Mere minutes a day can change a child's life forever. A strong foundation is required. A bad foundation can be disastrous.
There are great losses in life. Some losses tend to be about us. Getting lost on our road is a tough deal. But some kinds of recovery will last forever.
If you pray only for those you want to, perhaps you do not understand prayer. Just a thought.
Believe in your doctor or get a new one.
The fireworks are over for us. But not for them. Some never see the fireworks yet serve valiantly. Thank you, for them.
Look for it. We will be free. Take it from the top brothers and sisters. All of us has a purpose. Let you purpose be true.
Some guy once told me that he would like to tag along. I figure he made it a whole day before ending it,
I am late on this one. Apologies. But in my case the world of love takes over sometimes. Too busy being "in" love? Maybe too deep for my little brain.
Sweaty palms and thoughts back to my loves
Meandering thoughts on dependence
We are so blessed to be able to cross "borders". My borderlines are sometimes blurred. Perhaps the least of borders, and perhaps the least of us.
With a young one right and wrong applies to just about everything. Right or wrong to rinse off you plate when done? Right or wrong to complain?
To love or not to love is a several thousand year old question. Hardship may make it harder or if we choose easier.
A simple life is a good life. A fun life is a great life.
Another Great Day
The Rooster crows so if you wise you know that it is time to rise! I crow to get the boy out of bed to get to school on time. I think no lesson there just of interest.
What? Just get 'er done. Breathe in and Breathe out and Move on.
All of you inspire me. Thank you so much
One more time let us repeat. We do not do "well" here. "Well" is a low rung on our ladder. During the writing of this the boy's mom and I had a knock down, only one winner drag out fight. I think it was good based on the hugs this morning and the chit chat of love and chasing down the boy! Life!!!
Bad timing and good timing probably work out the same. Well maybe not in music or dancing.
Every 3 grader knows another on Medicine for ADD. They talk, get over it. How about the concept of "any attention". Or just plain acting out???
Let them lead their own way. Perhaps then you will learn something.
Read very quickly and just toss around inside. No great wisdom here but we hope good questions. Who would you die for?
This notion of poetry has me baffled. Maybe we can learn from my mistakes. I also hope we have fun.
Sorry I am writing to much. Doctor says to sit on my.... Ice packs. A Sub-Hematoma? What that only means a bruise. But it has bled from upper hip down below the knee. If not for my son they may not of found me by now.
I wonder what makes a parent a parent. I seem to go to the notion of time not matter what rigors a day has given us. Maybe do not teach but learn.
What a Blast this life. I can only do mine. But please do yours
Wow! Mother's Day. Fantastic to all us who mother.
Not one mom disowned me. I do not get "a Mother's Love". I have judgment. Somehow they do not. At least not of me. Happy happy days.
Just some more ramblings where truth blurs with fiction. Who do you fight?
Love is so grand and so are you.
Politic kind of means politeness. Strange in today's world. Let me chat but you do the thinking.
In major metro areas in the U.S. emergency responders normally arrive in less than ten minutes to rescue and treat. That is fast with many around 5 minutes. So saving someone in an emergency means keeping them alive and breathing for that long. Oxygen is number one. Blood second.
Sometimes it is OK to go all mental.
Be good to each other