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Cain and Abel

So many of the stories in the Book of Genesis leave me wondering. What is wrong, for example, with humanity gaining the knowledge of good and evil?  Isn’t that the very thing that separates us from all of the rest … Continue reading

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Little White Lies?

    In yesterday’s class it became obvious that most if not all of us subscribe to the idea that a little white lie never hurt anybody.  Hiding the truth or inflating things a little bit can keep others from … Continue reading

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Book Review: 12 Rules for Life

  I have just finished reading Jordan Peterson’s new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, and I feel like I have been in a fight. But it’s a good fight.  The very kind of fight we long … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson, Eugene Peterson and The Apostle Paul

What kind of book is Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life?   Is it self-help, or is it a book about faith?  Does it prescribe self-reliance or does it point to Christ as the means of salvation – as the … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, December 13, 2017

Psalm 57: 8 Awake up, my glory; awake psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.   Think of David as he lies on the mountain He looks at the night sky Unending, unfathomable, unreachable The diamond stars The firmament … Continue reading

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morning poem, December 12, 2017

James 1: 6-8   . . . he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, December 7, 2017

          In winter I can see Orion through my window There in the southwest sky before dawn He stands above Mrs. Finn’s great oak His hounds knee deep in the naked, reaching fingers of the tree … Continue reading

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Night Poem, December 5, 2017

  You never thought you’d see the day On this side of that river When enemies and fears would fade And you would be delivered . But the time of testing now has passed Your faith has become sight And … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, November 25, 2017

  Walk quietly into the early morning And be expectant There are secrets here That will reveal themselves someday The dreams of men and women All of whom are gone on, now Who once lived behind these doors Are bright … Continue reading

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How to Write A Poem (#3)

  Dream And believe the dream Ignore the stale, flat voice That tells you “no.” . Fly like an arrow to the distant, echoing song The music behind the mountain The sound beyond the sea And hum along as best … Continue reading

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