Watch and Pray

Good Friday is an awkward day for me. It’s the day set aside to commemorate Jesus’ suffering and horrific, tortuous death by crucifixion. In perfect obedience and service to God, Christ humbly, willingly walked the final steps of the path to the cross. His pre-ordained act of self-sacrificial love, planned from the beginning of time, […]

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Wasted Worry

If you can imagine the worst–and see the possibility in it–you have turned a corner. Everything begins to shift. Worry is transformed into creativity.  Michael Hyatt Are you as burned out on negativity as I am? I’ve basically stopped watching television news. My radio mostly blares mindless sports talk these days. I scan a few […]

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The Mob

Palm Sunday–the day the Jews welcomed Jesus with cheers and celebration. This is a special day for Christians, the beginning of Holy Week. It’s a bittersweet day on which immediate joy mingles with the knowledge of impending disaster.

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Clearing Planks and Confronting Specks

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke   This blog has developed an interesting personality.to my previous thoughts concerning President Obama’s remark that his bowling style “looks like the Special Olympics.” A few folks asked a question that went something like this: “When […]

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Specks and Planks

Like many folks, I’ve followed the recent commentary concerning President Obama’s remark that his bowling style “looks like the Special Olympics.” I suppose my seat in a wheelchair increases my interest in the President’s comment and the controversy surrounding it. I think this incident offers an important opportunity to examine the nature of our public […]

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Controversy

“If it bleeds, it leads.” It’s a fundamental staple of journalism–bad news sells. Everyone says they want to hear more good news, but objective data tell a different story. Audiences gravitate to controversy, crime, and crashes.

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Where’s The Healing?

Why doesn’t God heal me? Why doesn’t He fix this relationship? Why doesn’t He stop the pain, the struggle, or the grief? At the risk of sounding trite, I think He does. I’m absolutely convinced that God does heal and fix and comfort. But it’s frequently not the sort of healing we expect or the […]

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Worry

One of my long-time friends, a guy I’ve known since the prehistoric days of junior high school, had brain surgery this morning. Some undiagnosed physical issues pointed to the possibility of a tumor, so, in my friend’s words, “The doctors are going fishing to see if they can determine the nature of the unknown tenant.”

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