Monthly Archives: October 2011

Acrophobia?

Do you share “acrophobia” with those of us who fear heights.  Actually, the clinical definition of acrophobia is a morbid fear, or an abnormal or irrational fear of heights.  Still, depending on one’s connotation of the term, you may actually share … Continue reading

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The Mercy of God

Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life… (Revelation 22:14) Man lost the right to the tree of life by disobeying the Lord, not keeping His Commandments .  God, however, is … Continue reading

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God-Breathed

There are many ideas about the ”inspiration” of the Bible.  They range from the purely human (i.e. the flare of creativity such as one might have in writing a poem) to the most conservative (God is directly responsible for every stroke … Continue reading

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Remember to Pray

There once was a practice of tying strings on one’s finger to help remember important things that needed remembering!  (Anyone familiar with It’s a Wonderful Life probably recalls Uncle Billy running around with strings around various fingers trying to remember.)  … Continue reading

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Of What Do You Boast?

John Wooden, who passed away last year just shy of his 100th birthday, was a renown basketball coach (UCLA).  He might have boasted that in his career he won 10 NCAA National Championships in 12 years, 7 in a row!  (Unprecedented, of … Continue reading

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Salome’s Dance

I’ve been thinking about John “the Baptist” today.  I think, what a courageous man – he confronted Herod who had taken Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, and was living in adultery (Mark 6:17-18).  I think, what a humble man – he … Continue reading

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“The Road Less Traveled”

Robert Frost, wrote in his well-known poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Two roads diverged… I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Some 1900 years earlier Jesus spoke of the well-traveled “broad way” that leads … Continue reading

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Coming to God…

He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The closer one looks at this statement from Hebrews 11:6, the more it seems neither simple nor easily … Continue reading

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Why we do it…

…And let us not grow weary doing good; for, in due time we shall reap, if we do not faint – Galatians 6:9 Really, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

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Observation About Superstition

In this age of the enlightened - variously referred to as the information age, the technology age, etc. – why is it that people seem to be increasingly superstitious?  I’ve been amazed for years at the growing number of people who are … Continue reading

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