Monthly Archives: December 2015

Top 10 Books of the Last 50 Years

[From the archives.] *** Have you seen this graph? What a great way to depict the most-read books of the last 50 years. I was expecting to see the Bible at number one, but look at that margin! And I … Continue reading

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Is Your New Year’s Resolution To Live A More Pleasing Christian Life? I Advise Against.

[A brief re-post from the archives.] When you belong to Jesus, your life is always pleasing to God because the Spirit of Christ lives the life of Christ in you and for you. I know, you think you need to … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Perspective On Putting Your Mistakes Behind You

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Top 5 Books Never Written In 2015

Every blogger writes a year-end list of the best of something, so here is my list of the top five books left unwritten in 2015. #5 – Tom Jones’ Diary: Ne’er-do-well Tom writes down every amorous encounter of his life. His great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter … Continue reading

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An Assurance On Christmas Morning: Your Gift Is Priceless

No one can redeem the life of another     or give to God a ransom for them— the ransom for a life is costly,     no payment is ever enough— so that they should live on forever     and not see decay. (Psalm … Continue reading

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A Husband’s Memories – covering up for Christmas

[Updated from the archives.] *** My wife and I don’t do presents much. One year, though, back when I was still an associate at my law firm, I received a Christmas bonus. It wasn’t much as law firm bonuses go, … Continue reading

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The Yodeling Messiah

You are all invited to see me in the performance of my dreams: Perhaps “dream” isn’t the right word. ***

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Sunday Funnies: Christmas Past Won’t Leave Me Alone

Merry Christmas* everyone! *** *It’s on Friday, for those who have lost track. ***

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Star Wars – Awakening a New Hope

[From the archives.] I sat in a darkened theater in May 1977, one of the grand old movie palaces of San Francisco, and the black screen lit up with huge words scrolling from bottom to top, fading into the distance: … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Grandmothers Were Bad

Quick quiz #1: Who was Jesus’ mother? Answer: Mary. Quick quiz #2: Who were Jesus’ Grandmothers? Answer: ? The Bible never gives the names of Mary and Joseph’s mothers, although it does tell us the names of four of the geat-great-etc.-grandmothers … Continue reading

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