Love Rant :)

My wife loves my son. So very much. 

When Max was younger, my wife **worried** about him being able to tie his shoes on his own at school. So, she got him Velcro sneakers. 

Seemed like a good…

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Sun Rise and His Goodness

On vacation, and woke up this am to watch the sun rise, and had an "ah ha" moment. It's all a matter of our human perspective. We say we watch the sun rise, but really the earth is the one…

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repentance: the power of a cheeseburger

I met my wife in 1987 while attending college in Boston, and by 1991 we were looking to move to Texas. At the time we were engaged, I was jobless after finishing my masters degree, and she was offered a…

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FAULTY BELIEFS: SHORT PEOPLE

When I was a kid growing up back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, there was a popular song by Randy Newman called “Short People” … and of course the lyrics mention that short people got no reason to…

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PURPOSE: Life is a short stack of pancakes

Bad things happen to good people … but for those that love The Lord … bad things will always end up being good things! 

I remember when I was a baby Christian I left teaching 6th grade for a few years…

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Keep your eyes on the fries

OK, I confess … I eat very badly. My wife goes out of town on business trips for weeks at a time and she can easily figure out what I’m feeding our kid by looking at the monthly credit card…

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WHEW: Sin and the temple curtain

OK, now that I’ve sent back my pastor credentials … there is something that I have to get off my chest. Sin doesn’t separate us from Jesus … the law does!! WHEW!!! That wasn’t so bad. That felt good! 

Galatians 5:4 (NIV) “You who…

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INTEGRITY: THE TITANIC

In 1912 the Titanic sunk … I know that is a newsflash for everyone. The story line of course includes the ship hitting a massive iceberg, and the indestructible behemoth sinking. However, in 1997 researchers discovered the ship did NOT sink due to a…

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FORGIVENESS: Insurance Companies

We’ve all seen the catchy TV commercials about “Accident Forgiveness” insurance plans. You know, those amazing plans where if you have an accident, the insurance company will “PRE” forgive you … and not jack up your rates! Well, most of us scoff at that pre-forgive idea…

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Dead People Don't

It’s funny how God works, nothing is ever wasted or without a kingdom based reason. I got a traffic ticket – for NOT making an illegal U-Turn at a traffic light – and I wasn’t thrilled. I especially lost my road side…

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RELIGION: Mixing law and grace

Some things taste great together. Vanilla and chocolate soft serve swirl … good! Chocolate and peanut butter … good! Peanut butter and jelly … good! Chips and salsa … good! Bacon and, well, anything … good! I’d argue that these individual…

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AUTHORITY: The barking dog

I like to go for long walks in our neighborhood, and it seems that EVERY dog is out to get me. It’s amazing how many front doors and/or gates to backyard fences will open up as I pass on by … and…

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PURPOSE: What was God thinking?

Sometimes I wonder, I really do. What in the world was God thinking? I mean, He is pretty smart … in fact, He is all knowing. He knows the END from the BEGINNING. So why did He create us? Why did He put…

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OBDEDIENCE: SLICK ROADS

My teenage son receives his driver’s license in just a few weeks, and in my parental panic, it got me thinking about when I was 17 and I had just gotten my license. 

I remember I had only been…

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PURPOSE: HERE AM I

Ever ask for volunteers for something at your home church? Gets pretty rough getting much help, am I right? You hear lots of, “Let me pray about that first” or “I need to check with my spouse” … which is…

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SIN isn't in your nature

Christian, you don’t have a sin nature or a NATURE TO SIN … you have a NEW nature! Your sin nature (flesh) was dealt with ONCE at the cross, your flesh (own ways) have been crucified ONCE and have DIED…

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BELIEFS: Skiing with Jesus

When I was a kid, I was a very good snow skier. Skis close together, parallel … swoosh, swoosh. Skis way too long for my body weight, and snappy jackets that were more colorful than Joseph and his amazing technicolor…

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