Two Roads

How to Know For Sure…

Does any of this sound familiar to you? The Christian traditions that I was raised in taught that is was presumption to say that I know for sure that I am going to be in heaven after I die…and that makes sense if you base your salvation on your manner...

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Paradigm Shifts

“Why didn’t the Jews recognize that Jesus was their Messiah?“ Sometimes this question is asked in a very self-righteous, condemning way. In previous articles I have touched on some of the elements of our psyche that cause us to cling to what we believe to be normal ways of thinking...

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Apocalypse – Just Now

“We were all ‘was’ at one time, but Once you meet the Messiah, ‘am’ is all that matters” The Apostle Philip in ‘the Chosen” Time is an illusory but useful construct.  In the 1980’s, I lived on the Caribbean island of St Lucia serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. During...

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Choose Your Ruts Wisely…

Back in the day when there were few paved roads and thin tires on vehicles, it often happened in the climates subject to freezing and thawing that ruts would form on the dirt roads during the wet, muddy season. During the winter months these ruts would freeze into deep tracks...

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Cons-piracy Theory

There are endless versions of this joke:.. When asked how many Christians does it take to change a light bulb?… the predictable response is… …Change? An aversion to change is not just true of Christians. We have our traditions, some are biblical and to be guarded. Still, some traditions are...

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Chosen in Charlie

I have a picture in my scrapbook of my brother and I hugging each other when I was probably two and he was five. It warms my heart to see it because it reminds me of near to my heart he is. There are pictures like that in the scriptures...

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A Reason To Worship

“Buy the truth, Don’t Sell it!…” (Proverbs 23:23) Fill in the blanks: The first time that I bought a brand new ___________ with my own money was a a real milestone in my life. It made me feel _________!! For me it was a new car and it made me...

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A Reason To Weep

Look up childI hear You say, You say, You sayI hear You, I hear You calling my name, ohLook up childI hear You say, You say, You say (Look up, look up)Look up childLook up childLook up Look Up Child (2018), Lauren Daigle I have noticed that the older I get, the...

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A Reason To Wonder

Where are You nowWhen darkness seems to winWhere are You nowWhen the world is crumbling Look up childI hear You say, You say, You say (Look up, look up)Look up child Look Up Child (2018), Lauren Daigle There are many things in life that give us a cause for wonder. Generally it...

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What Do You See?

How do you teach woodworking to a blind man? That was the question that confronted me several years ago as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was assigned to work in a school for the blind as crafts instructor with the goal of diversifying products to be sold in the local...

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Losing my Religion.

No more performing out of fearTrying to keep my conscience clearIt all seems so insincereI’d trade it all to meet You here [Chorus 1] I’m losing my religionI’m losing my religion I’m losing my religion, and finding something newI need something different, and different looks like YouI’m losing my religion,...

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