Category Archives: Faith

To the Brim!

Ever wondered what it means to live your life well? If you have, congratulations. Most of the people I’ve known well as colleagues, friends, competitors, or family never gave it a real thought. Instead, they focused on filling life up … Continue reading

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Hiding Behind Church Discipline?

As a recovering skeptic, I am likely a bit too sensitive to anything sounding like hypocrisy. Two sermons I watched recently, triggered some old thoughts about the habit some churches seem to have of sweeping problems under the rug. To … Continue reading

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Of Treasure and Responsibility

A little over a year ago, I posted One Man’s Treasure. It was inspired by the remarks of a lay Bible study leader teaching Matthew 13:44: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man … Continue reading

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Of Worship, Fellowship and Music

I’ve written previously about the power of music. Whether one is speaking of Hip Hop, Country, or Church, there is power in music. It may be how the beat makes one’s blood race, or the emotion conveyed may bring up … Continue reading

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Of a Gift Unaccepted

Some years ago, the story that follows made the rounds of family and friends. Recently, the story came to my attention again, and I felt called to share. The story is a bit long, and neither its veracity nor the … Continue reading

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Sunday After Church: Public Prayer

After church on Sunday is one of my favorite times to dine out. Usually, Sunday lunch is with church friends, and many others in the restaurant will be enjoying a similar time of food and fellowship. Of course, as I … Continue reading

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Letting God?

Recently, I was moved to write a piece with the title “Speaking of Karma?” It discusses the concept of free advice is not worth what you pay for it and was targeted primarily at a secular audience. Still, there is … Continue reading

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Of Action and Prayer

I ended Of Prayer and Action rather abruptly. Some might even believe I ended it in a heavy-handed way, sort of a “my way or the highway” thought. My real purpose was to make readers think about what I said. … Continue reading

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Of Prayer and Action

One of my favorite lay pastors was a retired doctor with a sense of humor. He often used his sense of humor during his Sunday morning remarks at our Adult Bible Study. Occasionally he crossed a line or two with … Continue reading

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Speaking Gratefully: God is in Control

One of my little vices is listening to talk radio in the car. It allows me to keep up with the local news, the national hysteria, and the latest celebrity fund-raising gimmicks for one charity or another all at the … Continue reading

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