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Notes From an Old Bible – Part 2

In my last post, I recorded verses that were important to me out of the Old Testament of a very well used Bible. Now it’s the New Testament’s turn. Here are some underlined New Testament passages. “Therefore do not worry … Continue reading

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Christmas: Evidence of God’s Love

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Jesus love me this I know. As a child I sang that song, and as an adult I have always known that Jesus loves me. But…sometimes I forget. At times I’m not so sure. Christmas provides an especially good opportunity … Continue reading

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Rest First; Work Later

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When all of my work is finished for the day, or when my brain is kaput, I give myself permission to read a novel or to watch a little television.  I’m afraid that if I let myself relax earlier, well, nothing would get … Continue reading

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Trusting, Curiosity, Love and Work: Quotes from the Books I’m Reading

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“Joe,  when you really start trusting those other boys, you will feel a power at work within you that is far beyond anything you’ve ever imagined.  Sometimes, you will feel as if you have rowed right of the planet and … Continue reading

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Framing a Stroke – Which Frame?

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How should I look at my experience with a stroke?  My recovery has been excellent, but the truth that I had a stroke still stands.  It’s disturbing. I come face to face with the age old question: If there is a God, … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Headlines in the Days Before Jesus Died

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Originally posted on Connecting Dots…to God:
If heaven published a newspaper, what would the big stories have been in the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus? And what would Jerusalem’s newspaper have reported during the same week? Publisher’s note: These…

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Hallmark Jesus or Real Jesus?

Originally posted on Connecting Dots…to God:
Who is this Jesus we celebrate at Christmas?  That may seem like a silly question, for most of us know the story of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, but the identity of Jesus Christ has…

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A Theology of Sleep

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In a recent conversation with a doctor I found myself discussing the occasional sleepless night.  She started asking me questions.   Was I under stress? How was I dealing with anxiety?  In general, sleep is my good friend.  However, there are nights when … Continue reading

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Does Religion Work Without God? (Part 2)

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Can secular institutions benefit from religious practices like communion and the Passover meal without acknowledging the God to whom they point?  Can the warmth of genuine community be found through a religious ritual without a Fire to empower it? These questions … Continue reading

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Friday’s Shopping List

My shopping list today, if I had made one, would have included: A little extra sleep.  (Free) A run/walk in relatively warm sunshine.  (Surprising and free.) Excellent food and no cooking.  (Leftovers and a microwave.) Getting some work done when … Continue reading

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