Tag Archive: Bible

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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May 05 2013

St. Arbucks is my kind of place

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a big Starbucks fan. It’s not just because I live in Seattle, either. While I like the bold- somewhat bitter- flavor associated with the world’s most successful coffee chain, it’s not just their signature taste that has me hooked. What I love about the Starbucks in our town is how …

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May 01 2013

Can a Christian who sins go to heaven?

Kids’ answers fall into three categories: the smilers, the hopeful and the performers. I call the first group the smilers because Ashley, 9, says: “Yes!! You will definitely go to heaven if you are a Christian and sin!” cheap softwares The hopeful are represented by Josh, 7: “Yes, you can go to heaven if you …

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Apr 24 2013

Honor Him!

Honor gives recognition to the work of someone other than ourselves. It is placing significance, importance or value on what they have done or accomplished. It places them above us in a position that commands respect for what they have done or who they are. To honor someone requires us, first and foremost, to be …

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Apr 14 2013

Be careful of your witness

The framers of the U.S. Constitution believed that certain rights are bestowed – not by the Constitution or by man-made laws, but, rather, by God, and that those rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. From that declaration, people have fought to expand that definition, to include rights in the list that are …

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Apr 10 2013

Human trafficking

It’s her eyes and innocent face that first grab your heart. At least they grabbed mine. Annika, a delicate young girl, has been unwittingly handed into virtual slavery by her homeless father. Sweatshop labor and sex-for-sale portend a bleak future. She seems precious, blameless, so undeserving of this hell. But life is cheap for an …

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Apr 06 2013

Keeping your word – even when the rules change

I once heard a man say, “I know I gave my word, but the rules changed, so I’m off the hook.” His words had a profound effect upon me, because I am who I am because of someone who didn’t abandon his promise when the rules changed. My father, Sam and his younger brother, David …

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Mar 29 2013

Refusing to forgive has a boomerang effect

I recently heard a person say, “I will never forgive him for what he did!“ All too often, people who are hurt or offended do not believe the offending person deserves forgiveness. Many people believe such a declaration to be profound, valiant or courageous. Refusing to forgive another is often used to underscore the disdain …

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