let your updates be few

Today, and many times before, I wanted to write a Facebook update. I decided not to because once you put words out they are very hard to put back inside. Ever try to put toothpaste back in once it’s been squeezed…

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What love does.

Love covers a multitude of sins.  1) 1 Peter 4:8, ESV. Written by the Apostle Peter as ascribed in the epistle’s introduction. It was likely written circa 62-64 A.D. before Peter lost his life to Roman persecution. See Wayne A.…

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The weight of control

Recently I listened to my wife speaking with one of my children about the weight of their certainty about knowing if they are really saved. How can we believe when we can not see? How do we know for certain that we…

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Sin boldly

“Sin boldly.” – Martin Luther. Luther said this line to his friend Melanchthon regarding the reality that we actually sin. Sin is not just mulliganing our way through life confessing our screw ups, failures, or breaking fictitious  rules created by…

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To my fellow curmudgeons around the 4th of July

Confession time. I was a bit of a curmudgeon on the evening of July the 2nd. I got irritated after someone began celebrating the Fourth of July a bit early. They were shooting off noise makers that were living up to their…

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Never waste a tragedy?

An honorable man such as Rep. John Lewis (D. -GA.) has a strong track record of fighting for Civil Rights and fighting for fair treatment under the Law. He started a sit-in the House of Representatives after there was a failure…

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