Author Archives: Tim

George Washington on Civic Duty – a thought for President’s Day

It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services … Continue reading

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Men, Women, and Crying in Public

[Updated from the archives.] Leadership Journal humorously but pointedly addressed the stereotyping of what men supposedly really want out of church in a clever comic entitled Manly Sunday School Classes. The comic panel depicts a bulletin board headed “Men’s Class … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Real Jerk – resenting the success of others

[From the archives.] I can be a real jerk sometimes. I acted like a jerk in elementary school, high school, college, law school, and on into adulthood. The way I’m a jerk might look different now (I’m no longer the … Continue reading

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It’s Not My Only Weakness Either!

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. (Proverbs 12:1.) Ouch! If taking criticism is your superpower please share in the comments, because I can use all the help I can get. ***

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God Can Overcome Your Best Efforts

Christ’s power is made perfect in my weakness, not in my best effort. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly … Continue reading

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My Own Personal Sell-by/Use-by Dates

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I’m Surprised That I Think There Is No God

The fact that Jesus lived never leaves me. I believe in his life and that he died a criminal’s death on a Roman cross. I believe in his resurrection from the dead too. I believe that Jesus is who he … Continue reading

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The Valentine’s Day Post That Made My Wife Cry

[An archived post.] Valentine’s Day 1987 Our first Valentine’s Day was supposed to be a romantic affair. I planned a meal for just the two of us, something I would cook in my then-girlfriend’s kitchen and we could eat by … Continue reading

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Top 10 Rejected Valentine Candy Hearts

The top 10 rejected candy hearts for Valentine’s Day: 10. Of all the people in all the world, you’re one of them 9. You’re the condensation on my windshield 8. You make me forget my indigestion 7. I’d walk half … Continue reading

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Things Calvinists Say on Valentine’s Day

One of my favorite Twitter hashtags this time of year is #ThingsCalvinistsSayOnValentinesDay. Here’s what I’ve tweeted for Valentine’s Day the past couple of years: “We aren’t just destined to be together. We’re PRE-destined to be together.” “If free will existed, … Continue reading

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