Tag: Christ

Please Tell Me The Truth!

I think a lot about the Truth these days. I read where the Truth will set you free but unfortunately our culture has so many definitions of the truth I’m not sure we’d know the truth if it bit us in the face. Culturally we have a truth meter that is fickle and undependable. This…

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The Rearview Mirror View: 2014

As I think back on the year 2014 nothing terribly bad or good comes to mind. As I look to 2015 words like “Change and Leave” taunt me, haunt me, scare me and stir something deep in my soul. I’m not bored with my life but see so much going on in the world and…

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Some Thoughts About God

My Hope and Peace can only be found in God. The world teases and taunts and promise both but to trust in a system that is greatly flawed would make me the fool. I cannot nail my trust to something as fickle and moveable as current culture with trends and polls leading this way and…

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I Need To MAKE More Time To Think!

Staring out at the beach on a gloomy, cloud covered Saturday morning I see a young man in a white sweatshirt sitting on a log just looking out at the ocean. As I get up to take a picture, this young man stands up to walk away. He was only there for five minutes substantiating…

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Make Life a Verb Rather Than a Noun

Life is meant to live not simply get through yet I see most of us pushing through mud instead of enjoying the sludge. I’m as guilty as anyone. We settle for mundane in order to preserve a false sense of peace. We climb in the boat every day, pick up our oar and without even…

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Christmas: “More than a Feeling”

We all love the feeling of doing something nice for someone less fortunate but as I dig into Christmas Past and stare Christmas Present and Future in the face I can’t help but wonder if that’s really not the point of this holiday. Christ did what He did and did not base it on how…

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Oh Brother, No Wonder I stopped!

I sometimes get this bug to talk about God and the cool things He’s doing with large groups of people. Most of the time I discuss these things with my close friends and keep it at that. I just read a great book called “Killing Jesus”. Bill O’Reilly wrote it. I’m not a fan of…

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Character Flaws: Perhaps we need to suffer?

We wonder why our culture seems to have a lack of character. We seem so shocked when celebrities let us down or fail to be the people we thought they should be. Character is not something you put on but instead something that is built from within. We expect great character from those we elect…

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How Different are We?

  I’m reading a book called “Killing Jesus.” I won’t go into details about the book because this is not a review but an observation. It’s clear from Jesus’ life He was more concerned with the heart of man than religious rules. He bucked the system, not to be rebellious but because the system was…

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Okay: The Chair

There was a chair that sat in the parlor of my grandmother’s home. In it’s day this chair was a work of art, with hand carved swirls carefully carved into it’s hard maple exterior. The upholstery, once brightly colored, faded to a fraction of its original luster. Over the years that chair served its purpose…

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