Category Archives: Art

It’s Not Abnormal to Want to Be Alone

The American corporate/entertainment society has a difficult time with people who want to be alone. “It’s abnormal to want to be alone!” we’re told. “You’re introverted and shy, anti-social and afraid of people.” (It’s odd how the opposite is considered … Continue reading

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Are You Important?

Important people get their portraits painted. That way, we get them on postage stamps (once they’re dead), or buy a print of their face to put in our home. And there are always the history textbooks and pop culture magazines, … Continue reading

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Movies Aren’t Real — But Life Is

Real life doesn’t look like the movies. It looks real and deep and genuine. Continue reading

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End Your Day on a Good Note

Too many people end their day in the same way they began it: rushed and hurried, anxious and worried. Think about it: it’s a cultural norm to wake up to an alarm clock or some song on the phone.  And … Continue reading

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Is Anyone Interested in a Little Privacy?

Mother’s Day was brutal. Not because it was a bad one at our house — it was wonderful, filled with warmth and family and love, elements that make every day, and every holiday, special. No, it was the posts streaming … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen, It’s Not Because We’re Bad

Too many Christians believe that they are unsatisfactory to God, and His primary purpose is to punish them for wrongdoing — in order to make them “better.” Why kind of father thinks like this? Continue reading

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Something to Remember When You Feel Afraid

Just a thought for today. I’ll let Emerson, and the image, speak for themselves.

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Why You Don’t — And Won’t — Fit In

“They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.” John 17:16 If you did not fit into the group at high school, you won’t fit into our contemporary corporate-based society. That’s the bad news … Continue reading

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When Being Frugal Becomes Non-Christian

“A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” Luke 6:38 The last few weeks, I have been itinerantly cleaning the home … Continue reading

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Defining Success

“If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” (Luke 19:42) When I was in college, I endured an extremely unhappy and bitter professor who, as … Continue reading

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