Category Archives: Dumb things we do

The People Who Walk in Darkness

It is better to walk in the dark with God  than to walk alone in the light. (1) How can you be in the dark with God when Jesus said, “I am the light of the world and whoever follows with me walks in … Continue reading

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A Halo of Thorns

The jewels of a Christian are his afflictions (1) We tend to believe that the most Christ-like people are those who love others graciously and generously.  A Christian’s love for others, always receives the praise of the world. However, the … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love

“The Bride of Christ isn’t a very good mother!” (1) This is one of those accusations that gets my attention and causes my hair to stand up on my neck.  The charge is clear, “The Church does not take care of … Continue reading

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Rest for Your Soul

Not only must the inner sanctuary be kept right with God, but the outer courts as well are to be brought into perfect accord with God. (1) In these words Oswald Chambers states the obvious, your outer life needs to match your … Continue reading

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God Made Me This Way

“God made me this way!” “Really!  Do you really believe God made you a grumpy, self-centered, impatient clod?” … the conversation paused. Now, I would understand if someone who believes in evolution and unintelligent design said this.   I would also pity … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Turf

We’re living here on the devil’s turf. (1) Sport teams frequently name their stadium, arena, court, or field, after a local hero.  We have: Lambeau Field for Packers Coach Curly Lambeau; Wrigley Field for Cubs owner William Wrigley, Jr.; The Dean Dome for UNC … Continue reading

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Whatever I love is my god

This quote by St. Augustine frequently causes me to reflect on what are the things I love. How do you know what you love?  I go by what I grieve losing.  If I am sad to have lost something, then … Continue reading

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