Monthly Archives: August 2013

“. . .that I Might Not Cause Pain”

    Some of the health and wealth cognoscenti may recognize the title of this blog as the last line from the Prayer of Jabez.  Ten or twelve years ago I read the Christian best-seller by that same name and memorized the prayer: … Continue reading

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Misplaced Empathy: Loving the Perps

    Part of the Christian life is being loving and forgiving. These are qualities I pray for daily because they are so much not a natural part of me. In my effort to distill down doctrine and make sense of it … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Trick

    “. . . for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Phil. 2:13     About six years ago I published a book called Satan’s Top Ten Tricks–available, btw, from amazon.com and at the Northland … Continue reading

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The Pizza Missionary

   Well, it wasn’t pizza exactly–or a mission. It was spaghetti and meatballs for lunch at a new pizza joint near where I live. About two months ago I noticed work going on in this long vacant spot in a strip mall. … Continue reading

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