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Good ideas or God ideas?

I’m an idea guy. It’s just part of how I’m wired. Sometimes, the ideas come out so fast that it’s hard to catch them all. Some of those ideas are—well, lets just say that if you “catch” them, you’ll want … Continue reading

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Getting Away With It (for now…)

It’s the kind of thing that mamas tell their children, to scare them into good behavior: “be sure your sin will find you out.” Unfortunately, when we grow up, we tend to forget that bit of Biblical wisdom taken from … Continue reading

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Fresh Water

My cats have me well trained. For example, there is a little plastic cup in my bathroom sink. This cup is there expressly to serve the needs of cats who want a drink of water. If I fail to leave … Continue reading

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Freezing Points

Ah, Fall. What a wonderful time of the year. Football, crisp fall air, the crunch of leaves beneath your feet—for some folks, it’s somewhere between invigorating and intoxicating. In the northern climates, the colors of fall are simply breathtaking, although … Continue reading

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Four Eyes, Half Blind

I really hate those “Duh!” moments in life, like the times when I spend hours staring at a problem, examining it in great detail from all sides, and trying to devise a fix. Then, some snot-nosed kid strolls by, takes … Continue reading

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I’ve got my flak jacket. Let’s go to church!

I was ruminating over my first cup of coffee and 1 Corinthians 16 the other morning, when I came across a reminder of a very real fact of life. Well, maybe it’s not a “fact of life” for everyone, but … Continue reading

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Of Cows and God

I once lived in a house that was bordered on two sides by a cow pasture. While living there, I discovered that cows are excellent neighbors. They’re friendly, they appreciate the gifts you give them, and they usually stay on … Continue reading

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Exalted or Insulted?

There’s a favorite worship chorus named “He is Exalted,” which, in part, goes like this: “He is exalted the King is exalted on high I will praise Him He is exalted forever exalted and I will praise His name” As … Continue reading

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The Elwood Irony

Gordon Elwood wasnt a particularly impressive man. Folks around Medford, Oregon knew him as a shabbily-dressed guy who rode his bicycle from one end of the county to the other in search of cans and bottles that he could recycle … Continue reading

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Fulfilling the Dream

Each year, Americans observe the birthday of Civil Rights pioneer Martin Luther King—well, at least some of us do. While it is an official Federal holiday, the actual observance of the day varies greatly from one community to another. Some … Continue reading

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