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The Birth of Vocation – Gardening as a Ministry (Part 1)

It was February (4 embarrassing months ago) that I ended my last post in this series with a cliff hanger.  I pray no one held their breath to hear the rest.  We have been so busy with the doing, that … Continue reading

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Tattoos

As a lovely wedding gift, a family member, who is a tattoo artist, offered us free tattoos.  Now, we do not have any moral concerns with the idea, but there is a lot to think about and I want to … Continue reading

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Paying Attention

Introduction The New York Times Sunday paper, The NY Times app, BBC app, CNN.com, The Star Tribune, Fox News, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and the Bible | where I go for a weekly overview of the world, my … Continue reading

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Bin Laden

What I’m about to say may surprise you, it may offend or even provoke you.  It actually surprised me at first.  And to be honest, I still don’t fully understand why I feel this way.  But here goes.  When I first heard that … Continue reading

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Beyond all Reason

My junior year at North Central University was that of great personal revival.  Whether or not it was a revival among the rest of the campus is a topic of great debate to this day, but the Lord called me … Continue reading

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Economic Identity Crisis Part 1

If someone walked into my apartment they should probably think, “wow, he has a lot of possessions.”   In my apartment is a bed, a couch, a TV, lamps, a desk, kitchen appliances, and even a college diploma.  I have the basic elements of … Continue reading

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Put Up or Shut Up

Nearly every Christian I know is very familiar with St. Francis’ famous quote, “Go into all the world and preach the good news, and if necessary use words.”  I’ve always found this quote inspiring.  I’ve even used it on several … Continue reading

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Manipulative Me

Here’s what I do when someone tries to criticize me:  I instantly go into debate mode and start analyzing each logical deduction scanning for fallacies.  Then when I find truth in a criticism said, I kick it into high gear.  I focus … Continue reading

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The Cost of Individualism

God gave man free-will.  However, if an agent of free-will acts, this does not mean that we are all free of the effects.  If one suffers, we are all affected.  If one prospers, we are also all affected (unfortunately not always for … Continue reading

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Parable: A Jealous God

There was once a boy who longed to find a girl that he could love with all of his heart.  One day he met her.  He loved her with his every fiber.  He loved her so much it scared Him.  She … Continue reading

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