Monthly Archives: July 2014

“The table was piled high with bacon” – a word game

See if you can come up with a conclusion to any or all of these sentences. “The table was piled high with bacon, yet …” “My left sock and my right sock weren’t speaking to one another, and …” “When I left … Continue reading

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The 911 Call That’s As Simple As 1-2-3

There are days when you know you love your job, and I bet that’s how this 911 operator felt after getting a phone call from a little boy in need of help: Did you hear the part where the man … Continue reading

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Five Ways To Handle People You Disagree With

There are two types of people on the internet: 1) Those who agree with me. 2) Those who disagree with me. Still, do they all need a response from me? Is it my job to set everyone else straight? Engagement … Continue reading

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Meeting [im]Possible Standards – what it takes to make your case in court

This is how many people think it works in a courtroom: once judges hear all the evidence they must rule in favor of the person who deserves to win. Not always. Judges are also required to make sure that proper standards are met. You … Continue reading

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African Activists Generate Warmth for Needy Norwegians

[From the archives] *** Have you seen this parody of music fundraiser videos? It’s funny and clever and wise all at once: Brrr, Norway! We are called to comfort others with compassion, to coming alongside others as God comes alongside … Continue reading

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Don’t You Dare Tell Me You’re Too Old

My Dad last-minute subbed for Sunday School last weekend. He taught on Ruth – from memory. There were twelve kids, ages 5-6. My Dad is 90 years old. ***

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Answering Ken Ham – When a Creationist Misunderstands Creation Doctrine

Ken Ham believes God created everything. I’m with him on that. He also thinks it unlikely there is life on other planets. We’ll wait and see, I suppose, but nothing in that vein would surprise me one way or the … Continue reading

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Clones for Christ

Jesus doesn’t need clones. Jesus doesn’t call us to be like other Christians, and he doesn’t call other Christians to try to mold us in their images. Yet sometimes I read articles by someone famous and it sounds an awful … Continue reading

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Cowboy and the Preacher Shake Hands

My hand was cold and clammy and I couldn’t help it but the preacher wanted to shake it anyway. My hand wasn’t the only thing being shook. My whole body had the shakes. I’d never felt so cold in the … Continue reading

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Sunday School – One is all you need

People look for fulfillment, for their heart’s desires, for their destiny even, by adding on and adding on and adding on as if by multiplying their accomplishments and acquiring ever more they will finally be done. The Bible says otherwise: … Continue reading

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