Category Archives: Power of God

An Argument for an Attitude of Abundance

What happens when resources become scarce?  Human nature displays its dark side of greed, self-protection, oppression and hoarding.  Those who have been blessed with resources naturally act to protect and enlarge their financial positions and preserve their power.  Therefore, the rich and powerful tend … Continue reading

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Fearful Attraction

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I developed a fear of dogs as a toddler after going eyeball to eyeball with an aggressive dachshund in a dark hallway.  (Even a small dog, when its paws are on your two-year-old shoulders, is terrifying.)  Thereafter, unfamiliar dogs would routinely respond to and thereby reinforce … Continue reading

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The Faith Factor

Is faith a factor in your decision making? Most of us don’t literally step into thin air like Indiana Jones did, but we exercise very real faith every day.  An interesting question to ask ourselves is, in what or whom have we placed our faith?  We believe … Continue reading

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Wonderings

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I wonder about the physiology of laughter.  How is it that humor generates a spontaneous giggle? And then I wonder what makes something funny.  What is the definition of humor?  (I suppose I could research these things, but today I’m just wondering.) … Continue reading

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Applying God’s Ancient Promises Today

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God promised Abraham a nation and the Promised Land.  He delivered. God assured Moses that Pharaoh would let his people go.  So it happened. The prophet Samuel, at God’s command, anointed a shepherd boy king of Israel.  David became Israel’s greatest king and … Continue reading

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Every Christian has Charisma

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Charisma, Greek for gift or favor, has a slightly different meaning in English.  A person with charisma displays magnetic charm and/or a persuasive personality. We recognize human charisma when we see it.  If you are a Christian, you have super-human charisma.  Do others see it? … Continue reading

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42 and the Power of a Strong Stand

The movie 42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson’s experience as the first African-American baseball player in the Major Leagues. It is a satisfying movie in the archetypal sports movie kind of way, but I was surprised to appreciate it most in a theological sort of way.   Curious?  Watch the movie … Continue reading

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Only God Can Stop the Rain

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What do rising flood waters and recent violent events have in common?  They are both relentless. The Chicago area is flooded today.  Rivers and rain water intruded into streets, back yards and houses.  Sump pumps valiantly ejected water from below the foundations of houses and buildings, but they did not always … Continue reading

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The Surprising Superhero Power that Saved the World

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If you could claim one “superhero power,” like becoming invisible, reading minds, superhuman strength, or X-ray vision, what would you choose?  And what would you do with it? A quick scan of upcoming movies  reveals a few predictable  summer superheros: Iron Man 3, Man of … Continue reading

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Holy Waiting

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I hate to wait.  It’s a daily game for me to minimize red lights and to maximize unhindered forward progress.  I approach grocery store check-out lines with shrewd determination to find the fastest one.  (It doesn’t work, but I irrationally continue to try.) Traffic lights and retail … Continue reading

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