Monthly Archives: September 2010

The ongoing joy of creation

If you just take a second to look, you’ll see wonder. In order to fully appreciate the nature of the Creator, we need to become students of His creation. We need to take joy in the intricate details of the … Continue reading

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What? Me worry?

I admit as a boy, sneaking off to read Mad magazine. I was Alfred E. Neuman, and he was me. Nerdy. Loveable. And a thoughtful realist. His mantra, “What? Me worry?” became my personal answer to all of life’s problems. … Continue reading

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Could you walk away from it all?

I remember the flames dancing on the next ridge. A raging forest fire was threatening our little mountain community of Wilson, Wyoming. The firefighters were throwing everything they had at the fire, but the winds whippped the flames into a full … Continue reading

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Crouching at your door: The anger that lurks

“Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the … Continue reading

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Do I really want to know the truth?

Do I really want to hear the truth? Or do I want others to feed me what I want to hear? I once had a job that I just wasn’t qualified to do. No amount of training or effort would ever … Continue reading

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Here’s what’s wrong with the world (and it’s not what you think)

Read the newspapers. Listen to the news. Participate in the chatter. This world is in chaos. Terrorism. Unemployment. Uncertainty. It’s chaos out there. And we are quick to find targets: The Democrats. The Republicans. The UN. The corporate world. What’s … Continue reading

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Maybe it’s God who is looking for a sign

I asked for a sign. One look in the mirror and I instantly know that I’m human, trapped in the limitation of time and space. I am forced to operate within the confines of what I see and touch. Anything beyond that, … Continue reading

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Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

“It’s not foresight or hindsight we need. We need sight, plain and simple. We need to see what is right in front of us.” — Gordon Atkinson, Real Live Preacher It all started when I was a young man. I … Continue reading

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Love your enemies. Yup, He really said that.

Reading the Gospels has a way of tweaking all my emotions. I love the stories about fish and figs, crops and coins. And who doesn’t like the healings and feedings and miracles? Personally, I get a real charge when Jesus … Continue reading

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Let the Day Begin

To all those who labor, and struggle in life, may you find rest this Labor Day. I always play this song on Labor Day. It’s a happy song of restoration. It’s a celebration of work and of life.  By The … Continue reading

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