Tuesday Thoughts 7-16-19

One of my favorite responses to something that doesn’t seem important (or I’m trying to ignore) is, “It won’t matter in a hundred years.”  But after Saturday night, I want to walk that back a bit.  Diana and I attended a Teens for Christ concert that ended an afternoon 50-year...

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Tuesday Thoughts 7-2-19

Who am I?  What an important question! While I can project confidence in all short-term circumstances, who I really am will be revealed over time (We can only pretend so long).  Here’s one way Jesus expressed how this comes out, “For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.”...

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Tuesday Thoughts 6-25-19

I read an article the other day warning of an inevitable nation-wide electrical blackout that would throw us back two centuries!  Can you even imagine what adjustments would be necessary to operate without refrigeration, gasoline, and the internet?  Most people I know haven’t even experienced a weekend of old-fashioned camping...

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Tuesday Thoughts 5-28-19

When Diana and I bought our house four years ago, one of the things that needed attention was the bounce on our back deck.   It was kind of fun walking across and feeling the give (a little like a trampoline), but eventually, the constant pressure of people and furniture would...

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Tuesday Thoughts 5-14-19

I hate to break it to you, but if you’re waiting for all your troubles to go away so you can be joyful, you’re in for a sad life.  I know deep down you already know this, but if you’re anything like me, you can get wrapped up in the...

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Tuesday Thoughts 5-7-19

Friday night I was sitting in a plane on the airport tarmac for an hour absolutely fuming that my flight toward home was already late, which would cause my connecting flight to be missed, as well as an unnecessary and expensive night in a New York hotel.  I fumed at...

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-26-19

We live in a wonderful age, the age of Jesus, grace, and the personal presence of the Holy Spirit in each one who has accepted his invitation to, “Come, follow me.”  This truth fills my Old Testament reading with life and breath!  Again this morning, the vibrant, compassionate pursuit of...

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-19-19

“Not all tears are an evil.” So says the wizard Gandalf at the end of the J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.  And as you might guess (in case you don’t know), it was spoken at a supremely sad parting of the ways after years of life-and-death adventures together....

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-5-19

I have never done this before, but I was prompted by the Holy Spirit this morning to reprint this Tuesday Thought from 2017.  The question I’m left with is, “am I seriously following Jesus?”  Read on: Fat Tuesday…what a concept.  But before we go there, let’s get up to speed together.  I...

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Tuesday Thought 2-24-19

Kiss and make up!  It’s one of the most difficult, but rewarding, moments in a marriage.  We know imperfections exist and we’ll wound one another. We also know we’re not supposed to go to bed angry.  Yet it’s really difficult to take the first step toward making up, admitting our...

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