Tag Archives: The Bible

Why Joy is the Right Response to Spiritual Truth

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When a concept that was mentally murky becomes perfectly clear to you, what is your reaction?  I feel a sense of satisfaction, or if I’ve apprehended it with some difficulty I am pleased with my accomplishment. Understanding spiritual truth is a little different. In case you haven’t … Continue reading

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Answering the Question: What Do You Do?

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“What do you do?” This question should be banned from all party small talk.  I can never answer it adequately, and I always feel like I’ve left the most important part out of the discussion. The intent of this question is to find … 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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How to Find Yourself

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I have always known about God.  I knew that he loved me and that his Son, Jesus, had died for my sins.  I genuinely believed that. For many years of my life I knew about God like I knew about … Continue reading

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Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before you Judge

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Is it ok to judge the behavior or the attitudes of other people? Whether it’s ok or not, we do it.  All the time. Here are three important questions to ask ourselves before we judge. 1)  According to what or whose … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Read (and the associated books that I read this year)

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Reason #1:  To enjoy, experience and learn from a compelling story.  A well told story, in print or on a screen, will grab me every time.   The Brutal Telling, Bury Your Dead, A Trick of the Light, The Cruelest Month, and A Beautiful Mystery, all … Continue reading

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Two Stories of Sinking Ships

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The sinking of the Titanic is a story upon which other stories have been projected.  It was a true and tragic event that has become a useful illustration of human hubris.  Famously touted as unsinkable, it has ironically become the iconic image of a sinking … Continue reading

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