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The Power We All Possess

Most ordinary people feel as if we have no power. I’m not talking the “calm the wind and the waves” and “heal the blind” sort of power. Even the most delusional of earth’s mighty men and women know that they … Continue reading

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Why Your Life on This Planet Means Something

All human beings like to feel that we¬†have a reason for existing. It’s not narcissistic: created in the image of a creative God, we have it in us — in our genes, in our DNA, in our soul, in our … Continue reading

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When Christian Leaders Say, “Jump!” Do We Leap?

“If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.” James 1:5 For many years, my literary junk food was celebrity people magazines. Once every two weeks … Continue reading

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Blogging Pays — Even When You Don’t Make Money At It

“The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good . . . for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45) If you blog, for any reason, you’ve no … Continue reading

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Christians: The Extraordinary Voice of the Ordinary Person

Within Christianity, there are many many voices telling us all sorts of things: how to pray, how to not pray, how to read the Bible and with what study resource, how we should vote, whom we should hate or be … Continue reading

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Are You Too Ordinary to Make a Difference?

As a writer, my primary focus is on ordinary life and ordinary people, because for all that politicians, writers, seminar speakers, and the movie industry talk about real, regular human beings, they don’t get it. I’ve always enjoyed Hollywood’s interpretation … Continue reading

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Ordinary Christians: That Describes All of Us

When I was in high school, I had a crush on this gorgeous guy: thick wavy hair, brown eyes like Bambi, perfect white teeth that flashed with an impish grin. Personality wise, he was funny, warm, engaging, friendly — at … Continue reading

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Dating Richard Gere

So I did an experiment, wandering through our village with eyes open for sightings of Richard, the real one or substitutes, and discovered that, at least in our little town, most men in their 50s do not look like Richard Gere. Continue reading

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