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Exemption from hardship?

“No one gets an exemption from hardship on planet earth. How we receive it hinges on whether we believe in an alternate reality that transcends the one we know so well. The Bible never minimizes hardship or unfairness – witness … Continue reading

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Keep on running…

Spotted on the back of a T-shirt worn by a member of the police bomb squad: “If you see me running, try to keep up!”

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Doctors practice?

Don’t you think it’s unnerving that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?!

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Grass is greener?

The grass may actually be greener on the other side of the fence, but it still has to be mowed.

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The Truth About Committment

Today I want to talk to you about commitment. You know what I mean by commitment? For most of us, our understanding of commitment carries with it the idea of making a pledge or a promise to do something (for example the “commitment” we make at marriage, or “commitment” we make to a volunteer organization). We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything?a job?a marriage?their family?church?or country. Many people run away from commitment because they identify it with confinement ? they want to be free to follow their whims and desires without being “tied down” by being committed to something. The sad thing is we see the results of lack of commitment in our society – broken marriages and families, powerless churches, wimpy leaders, people with no sense of direction, and lower numbers of volunteers in community organizations. Continue reading

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