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A Fresh Perspective

These days I make it a habit to stop by my favorite coffee shop at least once a week on my way to work.  The coffee is excellent, the service is friendly and I can pick up a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans while I am there.  For a coffee lover such as myself, it's a great place to shop and that … [Read More...]

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Why Do You Believe?

A recent sermon I heard was based around the question "Why should I believe in God?" If you are reading this blog I hope that you have already answered that … [Read More...]

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Project 2020

I started a new writing project recently, one that is quite different than anything that I have attempted before.  I don't want to go into to much detail just yet.  … [Read More...]

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The Privilege And Pleasure Of Proclamation

I'm doing this because I told the Lord that I would.  Let me explain: Last month was a difficult one.  There were several things that I was praying specifically for but one in particular really burdened me.  I prayed that it would come to pass nearly every … [Read More...]

The Difference Between Strive And Strife

It is interesting to me how one word can, over the course of time and through the interaction of diverse people groups, take on different meanings or connotations. Take the words "strive" and "strife".  As near as I can tell they both derive from the Old … [Read More...]

When Enemies Threaten

There seems to be a pervasive sense of unease and insecurity in our land.  It is true that we are threatened by evil men who want to do the world harm and to to destroy our country but we need not fear or spend our time being worried and anxious.  Evil men and … [Read More...]

The Right Way To Ask And Receive

What is our first response to a problem or need?  When an obstacle appears, what do we do?  Do we worry?  Do we apply critical thinking and try to come up with the best plan?  As children of God, our first response should always be to approach our Heavenly … [Read More...]

I Mean You No Harm

Talk about a movie phrase.  I don't think I've ever heard anyone actually say "I mean you no harm" in real life before.  It's a phrase devised by Hollywood script writers and is analogous to "I come in peace" (also a phrase I have not heard in real … [Read More...]

Whose Power?

What kind of music listener are you?  Are you more of a left-brain, analytical listener who primarily focuses on the words and lyrics of a song?  Or are you more of a right-brain listener who hears the melodies and harmonies while the words and lyrics seem to … [Read More...]