Monthly Archives: September 2011

Premeditated Tantrum

What is it about our natures that when we don’t get what we want we tend to take it out on others? Or when we are faced with the realization of our own inadequacies, we focus our disgust at those more … Continue reading

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Rites of Initiation and War Paint

Although my son had not witnessed it before, he was especially intrigued with the old confirmation method of agreement done by each party spitting into their hand and then shaking upon their agreement. It’s a boy thing, I guess. The … Continue reading

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False Positive: The Inability to Prove Anything

Science cannot definitively prove anything; Neither can Christianity. Can this be true? If this is accurate–that humans cannot confirm the truth or reality of anything–then upon what basis can we claim knowledge? For example: Accepting that nothing can travel faster than the … Continue reading

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Jockeying for First Place

Human desires are beauty in motion; an explosive and passionate display of thoroughbred energy. When unleashed from their gates, they produce a rush of adrenaline and excitement that will marvel even the most distant spectator. But, when undirected, they reek havok on and off … Continue reading

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Beyond Wealthy – Hitting the Jackpot

Setting the stage for a compare-and-contrast of biblical covenants is not likely to inspire the younger generations to jump for joy. I suppose most people would not consider such a topic to rank near the top of their late night … Continue reading

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Revelation on the Menu

It was a busy day and so dinner consisted of dip-able Mexican appetizers. It may not rank as a meal of champions, but when one is set on carving time out of an impossible schedule, the tongue out-voted the colon. … Continue reading

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The Dragon of Distraction

The excitement of a new school season punctuates the air. The urgency to finish outdoor projects presses in as the weather shifts towards Fall. Meetings, calendar events, unannounced visits–there is always something to distract and divert our attentions off course. … Continue reading

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Pureeing Meat for Young Palates

Every couple of days we sit together as a family and each of us takes turns reading a paragraph from the opening pages of Wineskins. It is a slow, but steady progression that calls for additional explanation of large words … Continue reading

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Kid-a-fying Theology for Family Time

Why is it that those closest to us are often neglected from the benefits offered in ministry to others? I spent several years researching and writing Wineskins and it only recently dawned on me (as a result of my wife’s … Continue reading

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