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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Is God Capricious?

Is God Capricious in Salvation? ca·​pri·​cious | \ kə-ˈpri-shəs  , -ˈprē-  \ Definition of capricious : governed or characterized by caprice: IMPULSIVE, UNPREDICTABLE Is it just me? Why does God in the Old Testament seem to be so much different than God in the New Testament? I used to date a girl that was very capricious. Her unpredictability was fun for...

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Why Does Evil Reign?

If Jesus is on the Throne, Why Does Evil Reign? A young Sunday school student once shared an observation with me after I taught about Jesus power and authority over all creation.  In particular, I was trying to stress the victory over Satan that Jesus gained by His death and...

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A Carpenter’s Yoke

It is has been said that the three most expensive letters in the English alphabet are DIY (Do it yourself). If you are not a skilled carpenter and if you have ever tried to do home remodeling, you know how frustratingly true this statement is. On the other hand, finding...

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Only One

Simple…but Not Easy Being a simple guy, I like simple plans and observations. If there is a complex plan presented to me, I try and break it down to its simplest elements. Having been raised in Christendom, I learned a very complex plan of salvation involving confessions, rote prayers, prayers...

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Tears In Heaven?

To the stoics, I have some bad news for you… …there apparently are tears in heaven. Any who have played sports competitively can identify with tears that are shed by both the winners and the losers in any contest. We especially feel for those who know that this is their...

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