Monthly Archives: September 2012

Count It ALL Joy? Right!

Here’s a section of Scripture that I have pondered for years – attempting to attain this ‘perfect’ work. James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; (3) Knowing this, that the trying of your … Continue reading

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My Final Last Words, Finally, Well Almost

If I heard it once, I have heard it a million times and this week was no exception. In fact, the words carelessly tumble from my lips on many occasions, some of which have been perilously near the conclusion of … Continue reading

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Muzzling the Mouth

(James 3:10 NIV)  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Let’s face it.  The mouth is dangerous.  We have the ability to speak good or evil.  This ability can be very confusing.  … Continue reading

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Found Alone?

This year has taken unexpected turns. Big turns, mind you, have cropped up and it has taken all of my strength to throw my body against the wheel and squeal along the grassy edges to avoid destruction. But that being … Continue reading

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Would someone please call “timeout?”

I just realized that summer is now over. Where in the world did it go? In fact, that is a very good question. Where does the summer go when it leaves? Is there some place that summer, winter, spring and … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church

(Ephesians 4:4-6 NIV)  There is one body and one Spirit– just as you were called to one hope when you were called– {5} one Lord, one faith, one baptism; {6} one God and Father of all, who is over all … Continue reading

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The umpire wore shorts

Okay, right up front I want to confess that I am an old fogey. In my defense, as if I needed one, I was born an old fogey. I have what may be called old-fogeyitis, a rare psychological disorder only … Continue reading

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Works & Grace

(Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– {9} not by works, so that no one can boast. We learn from the time of … Continue reading

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The Daily Grind

Waiting Watching Willing Wondering Waning Weakening Wavering Worrying Withdrawing Weeping Wanting Welcoming Walking Worshipping Writing.

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Who says the IRS is a Meany?

I often hear derogatory remarks directed towards theIRS. I must admit that many of these critical remarks originated with me. Not that I do not like my good old Uncle Sam, it is that he is a little demanding When … Continue reading

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The Disciple

(Luke 14:26 NIV)  “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters–yes, even his own life–he cannot be my disciple. If ever the bible contained a verse that … Continue reading

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Uneven Exchange

Sitting in the dark I listen intently To the voice I’d forgotten Long ago.   He’s unraveling The tangled mess of me: Working to displace my voice With His own.   He picks me back up And turns my face … Continue reading

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My humble effort at stimulating the economy

All we hear these days are complaining about the economy and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. Politicians talk about it all the time and yet do nothing creative in the area of improving our economy. If you … Continue reading

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