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The other day I ran across a Precious Moments/Norman Rockwell style meme of a little boy — looked like some child in the 1950s — with his hands folded and head bowed, saying grace in a government school lunchroom. In … Continue reading
Sometimes, doing nothing is what God wants us to do. It’s a difficult concept, this doing nothing, conditioned as we are through multiple weekly church inculcations to see works as a means of expressing our faith: we attend services and … Continue reading
“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” (Psalm 55:17, KJV) Oh, ho hum. There’s a presidential election looming in the United States, more than a year from now, and in … Continue reading
It’s not peculiar that we humans are reassured by knowing that we’re not the only ones going through something. The Internet — a truly free Internet in which we are, quite literally, free to express ourselves without fear of governmental or … Continue reading
In our latter days of church attendance, we encountered the Michael W. Smith song, “Breathe,” in which the lyrics state, “This is the air I breathe. “This is the air I breathe. “Your holy presence living in me.” The chorus … Continue reading
The Perfect Will of God — have you heard of it? While the Bible mentions God’s will, and that it’s perfect, the 21st century establishment definition of The Perfect Will of God really isn’t in the Bible, although many of … Continue reading
The problem with New Year’s resolutions isn’t that they’re easy to make and difficult to keep — which is true on both counts — it’s that we feel like such failures when we fall, and give up, mid-February, on the … Continue reading
Although it’s been years since I’ve been in a regular church situation, I can still conjure up the feelings of dread I felt at “prayer time,” sitting around a circle (we’re told it’s “intimate”) and sharing details about our lives. The worst part was … Continue reading