Monthly Archives: August 2009

What are you chasing?

Some dogs chase cars. Some dogs chase bikes. Some dogs chase other dogs.Some dogs will chase after anything you throw at them. A stick, a frisbee, a can. Eager they are. Then you have the dogs that chase nothing. They … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies — all of them

“But I tell you, love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you…”Matthew 5:44 (NIV) Sometimes I read this passage from the Sermon on the Mount and I think, “Has Jesus met some of the people I work with?” “Has … Continue reading

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Does compassion have limits?

Image via Wikipedia “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things”. — Mark 6:34 You’ve seen the signs: “Veteran. Anything … Continue reading

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Don’t quit

We all are tempted to give up when things get hard. When the wagging tongues throw their barbs of criticism my way, it’s tempting to walk away. When the naysayers remind me that I don’t have what it takes, I … Continue reading

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Submission to incompetence

The Union Army conjured up a masterful strategy to inflict a serious blow on the Confederate soldiers at Petersburg, VA. The idea was to tunnel into the Confederate defensive trench system and detonate a huge quantity of explosive. This would … Continue reading

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You’ve been warned!

We live in a society that needs to warn us about every danger out there. If every contingency isn’t covered, and you do something stupid, you can always sue. The Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch monitors how silly this can become … Continue reading

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Would you walk away?

A frank talk about loyalty. Zappos, the online shoe seller, expects to generate sales of more than $1 billion this year. That’s a lot of shoes. Besides their metoric growth, they are also turning heads with their unique new-hire program. … Continue reading

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The optimist’s guide to pessimism

If you are pessimist by nature, you’ve got to be feeling a little smug right now. Economic collapse. Moral decline. Unemployement. Rampant corruption. “I told you so!” Getting some people to see any glimmer is nearly impossible. They have the … Continue reading

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Judging God, part 3

(see part 1 and 2 for the set up for this post) The Hollywood God is an elderly gentleman who smiles at us, pats us on the back, and gives us our allowance. He doesn’t ask for anything in return. … Continue reading

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Judging God, Part 2

“God is Good.’“God is Love”“God is Light” You’ve heard these expressions from the time you were a wee child. From these images, we’ve imagined the Almighty as the grandfather we never had. No wonder, when asked about eternity, eight out … Continue reading

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