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April 27, 2017

Have you ever noticed that from time to time it seems that all of us go through a questioning mode?   Did I choose the right career?  Was marrying a correct choice?  Did I marry the person I should have?   Should I have chosen a different place to live?  Was it a good idea […]

April 26, 2017

Have you ever considered that we are programmed to focus on what we do not have? Every single day we are bombarded by marketers who attempt to convince us that whatever our current status is, it’s not good enough!             Sometimes it even feels as if our personal self-worth is under assault.  And, maybe it […]

April 25, 2017

Have you ever considered that as Christ-followers, if we are feeling really cozy with regard to culture and the world, then maybe that’s our sign that we might have slipped off the path a wee bit?             Winston Churchill gave me this idea. To put a finer point on things Churchill spurred my imagination after reading one of his […]

April 21, 2017

This morning I ran across a quote by Robert Pirsig and it caused the wheels to turn.  Pirsig wrote, “Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than arrive.”             Interestingly this quote came from his book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, which I read and discovered the book not to be so much about […]

April 20, 2017

I think today might be a good day to chat about reanimation and why this is such a big deal.             Earlier this morning I was rereading the text where Jesus appears to his disciples for the first time since his death. We are told that ten of them are together in some kind of […]

April 19, 2017

Today I want to chat about attitudinal healing…but, it’ll take me a while to set things up.             Firstly, I want to begin with a quote from Pitirim Sorokin:             Some day, perhaps soon, humankind will learn what individuals have always known: that love is the only creative force in the world.             Secondly, sometimes knowing […]

April 18, 2017

This morning I want to try to get a bounce off my Easter sermon from the early service on Sunday.  I realize that not everyone is looped in on that…so I will sum it up:             We were all born into a wounded world and we desperately need a savior!  That’s about it! And, thank God, we have […]

April 13, 2017

Today just happens to be Thursday of Holy Week.   We call it Maundy Thursday.             For me, today is sort of a lump-in-the-throat day. I say this because Jesus is heavy on my mind; and, if I am not careful I could get a little weepy.             Jesus and I have been together for […]

April 12, 2017

Let’s turn back the clock today, to that fateful Wednesday of the first Holy Week.  What we will see is another very full day for Jesus.             Why not take a look at Luke’s story?             Luke tells us about a dinner party that Jesus attended in the home of a man named Simon.   It is clear that Simon knew […]

April 11, 2017

On Tuesday of the first Holy Week, Jesus was one busy fellow! The sun was setting on him; and, he knew it.             It was on Tuesday that he issued his series of discourses. The most important of which was the Great Commandment:             Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one. Love the Lord you […]

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