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We don’t have to live like this

It makes me deeply sad, broken-hearted even, to see how the church in all it’s various constituent parts, treats people in and outside it’s ranks.  In my devotional time, I’m presently reading in Jeremiah, which, I’m certain, is influencing my present deep sadness over the state of God’s people.  To be certain, there is much […]

hmmm: what Aretha sings

Yes, that song.  R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me. The church has a respect problem when it comes to asking people for time and talent contributions.  In other words, the church has a problem respecting the above-and-beyond work and family efforts of her people, and there’s no 12-step program to help.  Every church […]

Lurking

Have you ever sensed, that something big was lurking over the horizon?  I mean “sensed” in either a positive or negative way.  It’s a feeling of uncertainty about what will happen next, igniting the imagination, unsettling fears, releasing the adrenaline of anticipation, and sometimes even dread. I’ve been thinking today about the about the difference […]

Quotable: “Stay Away”

In the plethora of scratch-your-head stories emerging from YouTube’s instant, unfiltered microphone comes this gem (AP via Fox News): DOVER, N.Y.  —  A pair of 17-year-olds who drove to Oniontown after a series of YouTube videos portrayed the hamlet as a run-down, backwoods dump were pelted with rocks by an angry group of young residents, […]