Who am I? A few clues should suffice for now. As my first post indicates, I am a Christian and a Conservative. I am also a wife, mother and grandmother, a small business owner (with my Beloved), a writer, a lover of books, music and films, and an occasional golfer.
The picture above reflects I was a flag-waving child, long before I understood how unique my country is. Today, I’m a reluctant observer of the political skullduggery manifested by almost every member of the political ruling class and their allies in the fawning and complicit media. Nevertheless, I am a staunch proponent of Conservative principles and believe those bedrock principles are the core of American exceptionalism.
What is Wise Blood? The title comes from author Flannery O’Connor’s first novel. In one aspect, my Wise Blood blog is a paean to O’Connor. No question, she is a Christian writer whom I admire. When O’Connor refers to the “Christ-haunted South,” she’s describing the place where I live and something elemental about the proverbial air I breathe. My vision for this blog is to explore some of the glaring distortions of this world.
Blood is a powerful image. Scripture states: “Without shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness (remission).” (Hebrews 9:22) Thankfully, the sacrifice of Christ brought forgiveness … but blood was shed.
Blooding is another powerful image. It’s a primal act, having one’s face ceremonially smeared with the blood of a vanquished foe. Blood is shed.
Blood is the vital principle, the liquid essence of life coursing through our veins everyday. Necessary, but oftentimes messy. This blog represents my observations of this bloody, messy life. Perhaps it should go without saying, but … there may be blood!