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Sorry About Being Offline

I have been training all week, which leaves me exhausted and with no time. I will begin to catch up this weekend. My mailbox is overflowing and there are so many things to say. Thank you for your patience. May the Lord bless you and keep you and may his face alway be upon you…

Calling All Single Christian Men

It appears to my jaundiced eye that way too many young Christian men are in reality a Christianized versions of Peter Pan, telling themselves they are fighting the good fight (in this case for God and against the Devil—rather than Captain Hook), but doing so in order to avoid accepting the responsibility of wife and…

Changes

One thing a Christian learns about life is that it is marked by changes. You start out with the great change from death to life, which includes (for most converts) a radical change in the way you live your life. But as you grow into the new creation God has destined you to be you…

I’m Back…

I lost my laptop hard drive and was down while my machine was repaired. That and recovering my data has been an interesting odyssey, but I am now back online and will be posting something this weekend. Thanks to all of you who have stopped by.

Which 24 Character Are You?

I took the test and it seems I am Jack Bauer. Jack Bauer Which 24 Character are you? brought to you by Quizilla Some people might think Jack is amorally ruthless, but I think he is justice on a pale horse. A little like King David (he would have confronted Goliah also), a lot like…

Your Christian Identity

Where do we get our Christian identity? When does it become more than blind adherence to someone else’s beliefs, whether our parents, a spiritual guru or trusted teacher, or some other external source? When does it become our own so that we stand before God naked (symbolically like Adam) and are just who we are,…

What Do You Leave Behind?

I was reading the January 4, 2006 Mark Steyn article from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page and came across this quote: In July 2003, speaking to the U.S. Congress, Tony Blair remarked: “As Britain knows, all predominant power seems for a time invincible but, in fact, it is transient. The question is: What do…

I’ll Be Back…

That is one of the great movie lines of all time, when Arnold (alias the Terminator) looks at the Desk Sergeant and says, “I’ll be back.” I have been away for some time. First in reduced mode while working in Florida on my father’s house, and then since I returned home just before Christmas I…

Working With Your Hands

As I expected, Mike Russell at Eternal Perspectives has started to come out of the other side of his journey through the “Dark Night of the Soul”. There are only two branches on that road and Mike did not disappear into hopelessness, no matter how close he may have felt he was to the edge…

The End Of The Day

As a sat down yesterday, after getting the dust vacuumed off, my brother-in-law snapped this picture with his cell phone. The head piece is just a shop rag held on with painter’s tap to keep the dust from destroying what little hair that remains on my head. After going to church this morning, dad and…