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Borrowed humor

Borrowed humor

This came via my email box from my Dad. Seen it before so don’t quite know the origin. Good for a smile. I’ve been piled up with travel and board meeting prep so I’m a bit behind in my writing. I hope to get back into the rhythm of it again soon. ___________________________________________ Finally, answers […]

Genuine Article

Genuine Article

In preparation for teaching out of Ephesians this weekend in House Church, I did some poking around on the internet about how to tell the difference between a genuine Gucci bag and a fake one.  Interesting stuff.  Most of it common sense. Check the stitching, there should be no loose threads.  They only use leather […]

Call buttons…

Call buttons…

Spoke with someone today who recently had surgery. He said it was routine. Cutting up a person hardly seems routine, not to mention being the one under the knife. At one point in our conversation, he began to chuckle. “What is it?” I asked. “Oh, I finally figured out what the call button was for.” […]

Faith awry

Faith awry

Inspired by the many conversations I’ve had lately, these words emerged in my journal today.  I have no aspirations of becoming a poet.  Frankly, I really don’t get it.  Yet, the most powerful images of my heart find voice in verse on occasion. News, rumor, opinion: indiscernible slush. Twisted and turned around, I lose my […]

Someone is praying…

Someone is praying…

They came forward slowly at first and then almost eagerly, anticipation in their eyes. On the platform lay carefully wrapped note cards of thoughts and comments by individuals who had been praying for them; people who did not even know them, praying God would use the this time of refreshment in their lives. I couldn’t […]

“FIFTY PERCENT …. More or Less”

“FIFTY PERCENT …. More or Less”

Used with permission, I thought this a unique snap shot of a missionary’s life in Thailand (particularly Chiang Mai). From the viewpoint of a missionary who is also a statistician: I’m 50% busier here in Thailand than I am at home. Being a missionary extends the width of your daily encouragement/discouragement range by 50%. Our […]

Getting it Right

Getting it Right

My friend, Ellen, has written another provocative post; this time, on exchanging the Thou for an it in worship.  She contends that in our attempt to get our theology correct (a right way of thinking about God) we have sacrificed a deeper orthodoxy (a right way of expressing God).  Her post echoes some of what […]

Fear!

Fear!

Worry and caution seem to be the norm of the day.  “Will the right man become the next President?”  “If the economy goes under, will I have enough to make ends meet?”  “As Swine Flu cases spread, should I travel?”  “Will I be safe?”  “Take action now, Congress is set to make various sexual orientations […]