Category: Christianity

Time, Value Judgments, and Our Chosen Path

 William  July 25, 2004

Whether we realize it or not, we make value judgments on the various aspects and activities of our life by the time we dedicate to them. There is an old aphorism that says, “Put your money where your mouth is”…

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Art And Dealing With Loss

 William  July 22, 2004  1 Comment on Art And Dealing With Loss

One of the bloggers in the Christian Carnival (King of Fools) submitted a post about how after the death of a family pet, his youngest daughter gave everyone a drawing of their dog as a present to make them feel…

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Sisyphus And Religious Faith

 William  July 21, 2004  3 Comments on Sisyphus And Religious Faith

As I labor to work myself out of the current economic hole that my own decisions along with the economy has gotten me into, I reflected on the motivation for my hard work. After contemplating my condition for a while I come smack up against Sisyphus and the Apostle Paul. Interesting juxtaposition you say. Let me explain.

The root of the Sisyphean myth is punishment for not conforming to the will of the gods. Because of his offenses and his equally problematic disdaining of the gods, Sisyphus was given an unspeakable penalty in which the whole of his being was exerted toward accomplishing nothing; he was condemned to roll a massive rock up a hill in the underworld only to have it roll back down forcing him to start over. Both his toil and existence had no ultimate meaning. I have, after long years of arguing with myself decided that all those who pursue materialism and unbelief are like Sisyphus, toiling and striving to no meaning.

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Small Things

 William  July 20, 2004  2 Comments on Small Things

Most relationships in life are sustained by small things. While we often focus on the big things, the grandiose statements of significant caring, it is the little acts of kindness and self giving that build the foundation and solidify the…

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Drought

 William  July 18, 2004

It is raining today. While Maryland appears to have recovered from its recent drought problems, we needed this recent rain. Over the last decade we seem to cycle between periods of really wet weather and several years of below average…

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Conspiracy Theories

 William  July 16, 2004

Conspiracy theories. They are all the vogue these days, especially when it concerns the Bush family, which Michael Moore believes has been conspiring to take over America. Aliens and UFOs are big these days also, especially on the Sci-Fi channel,…

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Christian Carnival XXVI Is Up And Available

 William  July 14, 2004

Christian Carnival XXVI is up at From the Anchor Hold. There are thirty seven (37) postings this time. Enjoy. Last week there were twenty seven (27) and two weeks ago twenty (20). At this rate, by the time I host…

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Memory and Being Christian

 William  July 13, 2004  2 Comments on Memory and Being Christian

A recent movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, examined the nature of love and memory and how, as the most recent memories that had destroyed their relationship disappeared, Joel Barish (Jim Carrey), now having only the earlier, better memories,…

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Christian Carnival XXVI

 William  July 12, 2004

Christian Carnival XXVI will be held at From the Anchor Hold and published this coming Wednesday. If you have a blog, this is a great way to get read, and possibly pick up readers in the process, or just a…

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Knowing God – 1

 William  July 11, 2004  4 Comments on Knowing God – 1

This is the first post in a series on the classic of evangelical spirituality Knowing God by J.I. Packer. Our church’s men’s Bible study is studying it on Saturday mornings. We cover one chapter a week and this is my…

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