Tuesday Thoughts 3-21-17

I am a bit (or a lot) sentimental, something I have to commit to God regularly because sentimentality can pull me into a longing to recapture some past sense of security and comfort instead of following Jesus into the unknown.  But there are some things about which that emotion can...

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Tuesday (plus one) Thoughts 3-15-17

Now is the time all you full-time winter haters get a little satisfaction from me.  Yes, I’ve come to the part of this season where I stand at my living room window, look out at what I would have called (in November) a beautiful snowfall, and say, “Come on!”, and...

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-7-17

There are so many things constantly on the move!  We joke about it using Michigan weather changes, but all joking aside, there are few things we can count on staying the same.  Gas prices wildly rise and fall, technology burns through upgrades and iterations like a flame to flash paper,...

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Tuesday Thoughts 2/28/17

Fat Tuesday…what a concept.  But before we go there, let’s get up to speed together.  I know it seems like Fat Tuesday is connected to the wild celebrations of Mardi Gras (which is “Fat Tuesday” in French), but its beginnings are connected to Jesus (another distorted church celebration).  Today, it’s...

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Tuesday Thoughts 2-21-17

The Word of God sifts through the smallest cracks and is presented in the strangest ways!  One place I was surprised to find it was in the Disney film, “The Little Mermaid”.  Maybe it struck you too.  Ariel and Eric were floundering in a stormy sea while the ginormous Ursula...

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Tuesday (plus one) Thoughts 2-15-17

I think there are two kinds of people in the world: the kind that follow instructions, and the kind that make up their own.  Just from reading this you are probably already reviewing arguments that would support whichever position you take.  But in the arena of the Kingdom of God...

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Tuesday Thoughts 2-7-17

Funny how expectations can be so quickly changed.  Today I was prepared to write about something specific from my morning New Testament reading, and then, my wife, Diana, and I had our devotions together.  So now this week’s Tuesday Thoughts will be mostly scripture with just a tiny nudge from...

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Tuesday Thoughts 1-31-17

How long do I have to wait for God to come through?  Come on now, I know you’ve asked this question.  We are taught (and correctly so) that our Creator knows all that is going to happen and is already prepared to meet ever single need in our life.  We...

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Tuesday Thoughts 1-24-17

There are times when, no matter how much you have planned, worked and managed time; things go in the opposite direction.  If you’re a regular reader of Tuesday Thoughts, you know this subject (control) really challenges me.  It is my most regularly visited topic!  Imagine my delight when I ran...

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Ravi Quotes

Conviction that is not undergirded by love makes the possessor of that conviction obnoxious and the dogma of the that conviction repulsive.   When Mortimer Adler one of the great thinkers on Philosophy of our time was asked by Larry King why was his essay on God he longest of...

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