Tag Archives: God’s Sovereignty

Our Plans, God’s Purposes and Faith

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January is a logical time to think about plans, goals, and dreams.  I’m more motivated to make changes in my life in January than I am in April or October. To live fruitful lives it’s healthy to make plans and to pursue … Continue reading

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When I Don’t Get What I Want

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Sometimes, even fairly often, God doesn’t do what I ask him to do.  Circumstances do not always play out like I had prayed they would.  Shocking, I know. Then what?  As I see it, I have two choices: Whine and … Continue reading

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Knocking on Doors and Merry Christmas!

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Christmas is a time when we knock on each other’s doors, visit, have dinner and attend parties with our neighbors, friends, co-workers and families. The go-to response to a knock at the door is at Christmas time is, “Come in!” … Continue reading

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Life Purpose: Happy Accident or Serious Discovery?

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Is finding one’s purpose in life a happy accident of living, or must it be discovered on purpose? I think the answer to that question is….Yes.  I would never have imagined that I’d be doing what I’m doing today, and therefore it must be … Continue reading

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Re-Thinking Us vs. Them

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Rich vs. Poor.  Right vs. Left.  Citizens vs. Illegal Aliens.  Black vs. White.  Government vs. Taxpayers.  These are just some of the Us vs. Them battles that we perceive around us.  Fear and ideological insulation can lead us to believe that … 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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God Colors Outside the Lines

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God would never… How would you complete that phrase? Sometimes Christians define the limits of what God will or will not do.  I appreciate that this is often a well-meaning attempt to protect orthodoxy or to preserve Scriptural truth, but God frequently colors outside … Continue reading

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“I Drive”

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“I drive,” says our grandson as he gleefully establishes himself behind the wheel.  Never mind that he’s two years old and can’t even reach the gas pedal.  I imagine him thinking, “How hard can this be?”  The poor guy is devastated when we plunk … Continue reading

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God’s Will for You

Be joyful always… Really?  Even when it’s a cruddy rainy day or when I feel anxious or overwhelmed?  What about when I simply have too much to do? Yes, really, “…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” …pray continually… How … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Need Algorithms

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“For more and more companies, the hiring boss is an algorithm.”** Algorithms increasingly direct hiring decisions, stock trading, and employee compensation.  They are used to evaluate music for potential “hit-appeal,” and to determine what shows up on your Facebook news feed. Big Brother … Continue reading

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