Tag Archives: Freedom

Five Reasons Why I am Thankful for the USA

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Nasty politics, partisan bickering, and the profits they generate are grist for journalism. Appalling violence in Chicago makes its unwelcome daily appearance on the evening news. We disagree about who we will admit into this country, who should pay for … Continue reading

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How Do We Know If We Are Walking by the Spirit?

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Walk by the Spirit, Paul told the Galatian believers.  Sure; easier said than done.  How do I know when my actions are Spirit driven and when they are not?  We human beings are quite capable of convincing ourselves that we’re living by the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the “Unbounded Exercise of Reason and Freedom of Opinion”

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Having just celebrated the 4th of July and enjoying a beautiful weekend complete with fireworks, cookouts, and relaxation, (too much relaxation to write this post a few days earlier) I thought I’d take a moment to ponder what we celebrate every year. For one … Continue reading

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If Only: Letting Go of Regret (book review)

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What do you do with your troublesome “if only” moments, a.k.a. regrets?  I tend to ignore them, safely stashing them in a mental holding cell because facing them feels like living Groundhog Day without the power to change anything.  No fun. If Only: Letting Go of Regret, by Michelle Van Loon, … Continue reading

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Under a Canopy on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is our opportunity to remember, honor and thank those who have given their lives in the service of this country.   Culturally, it has also become a nice long early summer weekend to be enjoyed while lining streets for small … Continue reading

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Would you Still Vote for Jesus?

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Would you vote for the leader of a kingdom characterized by power, freedom and unity? Most of us would, but Jesus, the King, regularly told followers and crowds to keep quiet about what they had experienced or observed of his kingdom.  Not exactly … Continue reading

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Would you Vote for Jesus?

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The U.S. election day is blessedly behind us.  Each presidential candidate proposed a vision for the country, and the voters made their choice. Today I invite you to consider the vision put forth by the leader of a different kind of kingdom.  Jesus, at … Continue reading

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