Tag Archive: Jesus

Jun 23 2013

Man of Steel movie: Got hope?

“What’s the ‘S’ stand for?” Lois Lane asks Superman in the new movie. “It’s not an ‘S’,” responds the Man of Steel. “On my world, it means ‘hope’.” A symbol of hope for humanity: That’s how Man of Steel portrays the legendary hero. There’s plenty of action and drama: General Zod, a villain from Krypton, …

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Jun 12 2013

Triumph through tragedy

advance payday A fierce tornado destroyed his home. Finally, when the rains stopped and floods subsided, he returned to look at the damage. All had been destroyed. His home was gone. His belongings had been washed away. There was little more than the foundation and piles of rubble. But as he stood at the site, …

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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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Jun 02 2013

Willing to wait

A pastor decided to change the order of service. He convinced himself that his congregation was bored and disinterested in his messages because they had been following the same format for several years. For years the ushers would take up the offering, the choir would sing and then he would preach. To “mix” things up …

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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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