Monthly Archives: November 2016

Despair in a Gospel Song

Driving along I heard the best song the Eagles ever created: Desperado. For some reason, though, the lyrics hit me differently this time. The despair of the title character (who’s called Desperado for a reason) reminded me of the gospel. … Continue reading

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Wine, Whiskey and Faith – cures for what ails you

[An archived post apropos to cold and flu season.] Alcohol has been used for medicinal purposes for millennia, even finding it’s way into the Bible when an older Christian advised a young friend: Stop drinking only water, and use a … Continue reading

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God Hasn’t Given Up On You

Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep. (Luke 15:6.) ***

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Tithes and Chariots are Both Outdated

Cars aren’t chariots “Your chariot awaits, my lady.” As awkward as I was in High School, I never uttered those words. Of course, the reason it was easy for me to avoid such cheesy lines probably had more to do … Continue reading

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Abusing God’s Sovereignty – evil is always evil

Woe to those who call evil good     and good evil, who put darkness for light     and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet     and sweet for bitter. (Isaiah 5:20.) ***

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The Hope of Abundance

The generous will themselves be blessed,     for they share their food with the poor. (Proverbs 22:9.) ***

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Black Friday, Anxiety, and Me

[From the archives.] Black Friday – NBC News Black Friday holds no attraction for me, no allure, no batting eyelashes drawing me to the stores. I went to the mall on Black Friday. A Question Never Before Posed to Me … Continue reading

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Don’t Run with the Turkeys – how to avoid fools on Thanksgiving

[Updated from the archives, some tips that might help you navigate some difficult family dynamics this Thanksgiving.] When I mentioned running near wild turkeys in a Thanksgiving post, Laura asked me what I do when they get too close. The … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and the Lamb

[Originally posted Thanksgiving 2013.] Lots of people like to have turkey on Thanksgiving. I’ve decided to focus on the Thanksgiving Lamb. If you offer an animal from the flock as a fellowship offering to the Lord, you are to offer … Continue reading

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I’m Thankful for My Taste Buds

[From the archives, a post quite fitting for Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday.] Mmmm, Tasty! I love my taste buds. I figure God loves them too, since he made them. He even tells us to imagine what it means to taste … Continue reading

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