Monthly Archives: January 2012

Giving credit where credit is due

I am rather old-fashioned in some areas of my life, which I do not intend to upgrade to current standards. I do not believe in changing something unless it really needs to be changed. A crazy phobia is going around … Continue reading

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The Manifestation of Love

(Luke 2:10 NIV)  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Everyone wants to be loved.  God is love.  Whether we realize it … Continue reading

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Trying to go somewhere, I ended up nowhere

It was one of those weeks where, if I accomplished anything that delicious slice of information has completely eluded the tiny gray cells floating in my cranium. It is not as if those little gray cells had anything else to … Continue reading

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The Limits of Love

(Matthew 25:32 NIV)  All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. True love requires limits.  Without limits love cannot be the freedom … Continue reading

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Birds of Paradise

God reminds me of his great love for his creation by simply gazing out of my window. The birds flock around our feeder. Even though it is winter we have a Cardinal making his presence known with his bright red … Continue reading

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In life, an “account at the bank” can be a relative thing

God does not make grandmothers like He once did. At least not like MY grandmother. Grandmother never trusted such things as banks with her money. Someone once told my grandmother, “If you would put your money in the bank, they … Continue reading

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The Impropriety of Love

(Psalms 5:5 NIV)  The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong. Since the beginning of time love has been misunderstood.  Jesus’ life brought the most clarity to humanity that we have ever seen.  God’s word … Continue reading

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Tebowing?

He drops back and looks for an open receiver. No one is open, so he decides to keep it. He gets to the five, the four, the three, TOUCHDOWN!! We have all seen this scene and know what follows there … Continue reading

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How do we become the “salt and the light” of the world?

Why, via the “Salt and Light Institute” -of course ! http://www.saltandlightinstitute.org/ Here is a brief caption from their home page- “We are a non denominational, non sectarian institute dedicated to providing foundational education opportunities  consistent with God’s Word to the … Continue reading

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Some amazing words for the New Year

Every year somebody, who does not really have a life, comes up with words that should not be used during the New Year. I am not sure where this started but it just goes to show that there are a … Continue reading

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Fellowship and Biblical Community

I had many all-nighters preparing for final exams throughout my college years. I would have my notes memorized and acronyms in place to ensure that no stone was left unturned when it came test time. I would be reading my … Continue reading

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The Need of Love

(1 John 4:8 NIV)  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. We are created in the image of God but we are not God.  Humanity is a race of beings that has been created in … Continue reading

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Tidbits and Musings, from January-

While trying to arrive at a relevant and interesting topic for this month, I decided that it might be nice and different to toss together a number of various (and maybe disjointed) thoughts that are on my mind: It appears … Continue reading

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When good works are dead works

As I contemplate the beginning of a new year and the possibility of it slipping away into a mere twelve months of inconsequential existence, the vital importance of re-evaluating the value of my spiritual life has weighed firmly upon my … Continue reading

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