Monthly Archives: November 2012

Reach and Grasp

“Oh, that a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a Heaven for? Robert Browning       The Man of LaMancha, Don Quixote, has been popping into my thoughts a lot of late.  I sometimes get the great comic/tragic … Continue reading

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Whining on T-day

    My son and one of my best friends have both given me stern warning about my attitude today, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.  They know how I can be–how negative and cynical I am much of the time.  They … Continue reading

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Spiritual Dyslexia

    Spiritual Dyslexia: that’s what TV evangelist Andrew Wommack calls a condition that affects so many of us. We hear the Good News but don’t really comprehend it. Keeping up with my own Grace vs. Sin continuum is like watching some eternal, never-ending tennis match. … Continue reading

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Addition By Subtraction

    At a church meeting not long ago someone who I don’t know well made an interesting statement. It was to the effect that we are all like candles and that God is this vast dark room and that each of us … Continue reading

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In the Beloved

“In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will– to the praise of His glorious grace, wherein He has made us accepted in the Beloved.”  Ephesians 1:5-6   … Continue reading

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Voting

        The first national election in which I was eligible to vote was 1964.  As I recall I didn’t care much for either candidate: Johnson or Goldwater–and LBJ was so far ahead in the polls that voting either way … Continue reading

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The Will of God

    It appears that many Christians wonder about and pray for what the “will of God” is for them specifically. I see their queries for prayer at times on Facebook. They usually seem to be about one of life’s big decisions–you know, whether to go to college … Continue reading

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