Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rejecting and Embracing the Bible, Rejecting and Embracing the Love

If you read a passage that records God’s people doing awful things, realize it is not a revelation that God is awful. Rather, it is a passage that reveals God is willing and wanting to work with people no matter … Continue reading

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God’s Presence in Your Pain

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The Gospel in Stuart Little – what a mouse knows about life

Over at Little House on the Circle, Jeannie Prinsen recently provided a wonderful excerpt from E.B. White’s Stuart Little, where Stuart meets a telephone lineman who talks of his many years on the road, the miles he’s traveled and all he’s found, including “fields … Continue reading

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Actions are the Megaphone of Words

Sharon Hodde Miller’s words are a modern expression of James’ insights 2000 years ago: What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother … Continue reading

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My Journey From Junior Judge to Senior Sage – 20 years on the bench

Last summer marked my 20th year as a judge. Today marks my 56th birthday. You know that means I have a lot of cause to reflect on the passing years. Not that I did, though. Reflect, that is. Not until … Continue reading

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Celebrating Speed Limits and Birthdays: traveling at 56 mph

No actual speed limit signs were harmed, altered, or otherwise vandalized in the making of this post: If you are on the freeway today and see an old guy driving a sedan in the right hand lane traveling 56 mph … Continue reading

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Icky Internet Opinions

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another,” the Bible says, and I believe it. (Proverbs 27:17.) Getting things right is important and that’s one of the reasons I try to stay open to hearing things from people I might … Continue reading

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The #1 Tip For Successful Blog Commenting

*** Live in harmony with one another.  … Do not be conceited. … Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount is not a Guide to Christian Salvation

Some preachers say the Sermon on the Mount is the Constitution for Christian Living, or call it a Manifesto for the Life of a Follower of Christ. Don’t you believe it. Such teaching is nothing more than legalism dressed up … Continue reading

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Failing to Earn God’s Love – a blessing of grace

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