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[AC] some things are worth waiting for

I don’t like to wait for anything. Do you?  I loved it when Amazon.com came up with Amazon Prime, so that my books (or whatever) could arrive in two days, sometimes even less.  On 60 Minutes earlier this week, however, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, … Continue reading

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one loaf’s worth of faith

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Kim and I were reading in Mark 8 this morning.  Recently we’ve simply been reading and perhaps re-reading a brief passage and sharing our thoughts.  Today’s passage (Mark 8.1-21) was about the feeding of the four thousand and the disciples’ … Continue reading

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GIGO in a media-saturated culture

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I despise trite, corny little sayings meant to teach us about life.  Especially when they are true.  That’s just annoying.  When I was very young in the faith one of those corny little sayings floating around was, “Garbage in, garbage … Continue reading

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the turning | genesis 3.1

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When someone wants to take control of a situation, we sometimes say that they are “taking over the reins.” The image comes from the days of horse-drawn carriages when to take over the reins was to take control of the … Continue reading

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no ifs, ands or buts | genesis 2.25

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There was no shame because there was no reason to feel shame. Sin was not yet a reality in God’s good creation. Whereas the first creation story named, day by day, what took place, here there is no sense of … Continue reading

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dancing with God | genesis 2.15,19

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In the film, Bruce Almighty, there is a great scene in which Bruce (Jim Carrey) and God (Morgan Freeman) mop a floor together (“It’s a wonderful thing.  No matter how filthy something gets, you can always clean it right up.”).  They … Continue reading

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God rested | genesis 2.1-3

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And “on the seventh day he rested from all his work.”  On the seventh day God ceased his work and took a day off.  Why bother including this detail if not to remind us that even God rested, and so can … Continue reading

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