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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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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The Devil’s Basketball

“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” Ezekiel 28:15 KJV My wife, Lisa, gave a brilliant illustration to her grandson, Zane, using the game of basketball that he loves as a way to explain God’s plan of salvation....

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How To Insult a Cat

“As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock of offense: and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.” Romans 9:33 (KJV) Cats are odd creatures for a number of reasons. This is especially true of ‘outdoor cats’.  One of the oddities of outdoors...

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Sitting in Judgment on God

“…All this most horrible injustice ever, perpetrated by the religious leaders of Israel…judges who themselves were criminals and a seeming criminal who is himself the real judge. His majesty, His innocence, His silence is wondrous. They condemn themselves. They damn themselves. And so will you if you wrongly judge Christ....

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The Ballad of Rodger Young

It was an odd request… The company commander was a busy man that morning in June of 1943. He looked up sharply when Sergeant Young, a thin, pale, and bespectacled staff sergeant, walked into his tent, saluted and said: “Sir, I would like to request permission to be reduced to...

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