Tag Archive: Bible

Jun 10 2013

A frog-jumping double standard on food subsidies

I’ll bet that Mark Twain, who wrote “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” would’ve loved a current saga. I call it “The Jumping Congress Critter of Frog Jump.” The critter’s name is Representative Stephen Fincher. He’s a millionaire, agribusiness operator, gospel singer, and tea party Republican who was elected to Congress in 2010 from …

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Jun 09 2013

Faith lessons in unemployment

How does it feel to be laid off? If you can’t answer that question yourself, there’s a good chance you know someone who can. Countless numbers of people in our community understand what it’s like to be unexpectedly unemployed… including me. After two decades of pastoral ministry I went to work for a para-church organization …

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May 28 2013

Memorial Day…a day to count our blessings

As we approach Memorial Day, memories of past celebrations of this holiday come to mind. As a child, Memorial Day signaled the first holiday of the summer (although it technically takes place while it is still Spring). Memorial Day observance goes back to the Civil War, and was intended to honor and pay homage to …

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May 26 2013

Why should you be honest?

“I was honest once, and it felt really good. If you’re not honest, you just look bad,” says Brittani, age 6. Once? “Honesty is important because people have to trust you to be a friend,” says Natalie, 9. “You should be honest so people will always believe in you, no matter what,” adds Cecile, 8. …

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May 22 2013

Purpose and possibilities

  It began when I bought him his first pair of cowboy boots. He looked at them lovingly and wore them with great pride. Even to bed. After he fell asleep, I would quietly go into his room and remove them gently not wanting to awaken him. Michael and I “progressed” from the boots to …

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May 19 2013

No heaven or hell? I wouldn't bet on it

We humans struggle with the mystery of life after death. Many people believe they have had a near death experience. Others believe they actually died, but were sent back from Heaven to continue life on earth. I’ve never heard a report of anyone going to Hell and being sent back. Hmm. I would never challenge …

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May 15 2013

How do you keep going when things get tough?

“By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity — another man’s, I mean,” wrote Mark Twain. buy cialis online with no prescription If you’re reduced to human resources, there’s wisdom as well as wit in Twain’s quip. Severe personal adversity has a way of undoing us. The self-assured masks we love to wear become …

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May 12 2013

Remembering Mom and praising God

When Mom gasped suddenly and took her final breath in this life earlier this month, succumbing to the insidious disease of Alzheimer’s, we were there with her. My brother Jimmy, sister Kelly, our aunt Kathryn and uncle Reggie (Mom’s brother and sister), and I were gathered at her bedside and watched her pass from this …

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