Category Archives: Christian Living

Drawing Your Line In The Sand

Everybody has a breaking point. There exists for every one of us a line in the sand—a barrier beyond which there can be no return. That line represents the uncompromising reality of who we are in our own minds. Those … Continue reading

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Blind to Blindness

As the saying goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Someone who is physically and completely disabled in their eyesight, knows they are blind, but when blindness is referenced as an analogy, it implies that a person doesn’t realize … Continue reading

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Immortal Jelly

Creation exists, in part, to make us reflect on God: that includes contemplating jellyfish. I came across an article on a curious scientific discovery (www.bbcearth.com/blog/?article=the-animal-that-lives-forever). Apparently several types of jellyfish can grow, age, and mature, then when in danger of … Continue reading

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Talented vs Gifted

Measuring excellence is a tricky business. It assumes that the one doing the measuring is especially skilled at recognizing the difference between what is normal and what is extraordinary. In a sense, it takes talent to identify talent, but when … Continue reading

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Work: The Blessed Curse

In many respects, work is a necessary evil. It demands participation by nearly every person throughout history, permanently deforms many backs and hands, distorts relationships and divides families, returns less monetary value than the blood and sweat equity most pour … Continue reading

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Refined By Fire

Uncontrolled heat consumes everything in its flame. That is the fate of all material in this universe. However, when controlled, fire can purify certain elements. It can separate incompatible materials and allow what is of great value to be set … Continue reading

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Church Membership Fulfills Prophecy

Club membership has its benefits. That is the point, of course, to provide members with attractive value-add features and opportunities that outsiders don’t receive. If your “in”, then you are in the good stuff; if your “out”, then you are … Continue reading

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Straw-Man Tactics

One of the talents of a trained debater—be it a politician, public relations person, or a preacher—is to establish identifiable targets to knock down. Hidden and moving targets are difficult to confront. A stationary target, and especially one we ourselves … Continue reading

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Ok, but Why?

Perhaps the most challenging student of all is that 5 year old, who when given an answer, responds with the same original question, “But, why?” To each layered answer comes the same dig for something deeper and more satisfying, “Ok, … Continue reading

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Why? I just need to know why!

From age to age, the most asked question by every person from every culture throughout history has been, “why?”. Philosophers, scientists, politicians, parents, news-watchers and star-gazers, and all those who struggle at times, want to know why. Why did this … Continue reading

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