Category Archive: Love

Dec 24

CS Lewis Quotes

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Dec 17

Prudence, balance, thought, and Christianity

http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/19/3-tips-for-a-more-civil-conversation-about-syrian-refugees/ Mollie Hemingway offers 3 suggestions regarding the Syrian refugee issue.  The piece ends up looking at Christian beliefs – for good reason. She makes many good points, all of which I will not try to summarize here. One take-away (near the end of the article) is that the answer to the question “What should …

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Dec 09

“I am a human being, not a human doing.”

How To Get Better Perspective (In Just 90 Seconds) “We consume; we don’t experience. We settle; we don’t savour. All of this means that we “do” productive. We should “be” productive.” In order to make this happen, you need to be aware and have focus. (What’s even more interesting is that you need to be …

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Nov 29

Christmas Presence: Giving What We Need and Want Most by Charles Moore

I came across a very nice Christmas story, titled, Christmas Presence: Giving What We Need and Want Most. It is written by Charles Moore. Here is an Audio Recording of the story. (.m4a file) (On an iPad, you may need to download it.) The text of the story can be found at: http://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/holidays/christmas-readings/christmas-presence I know …

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Sep 20

may we love alike

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.” —from a sermon in the Works of John Wesley Speaking of the ‘divisions’ in …

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Sep 19

Bonhoeffer Quotes

Life Together Quotes (70) 1 – 2 – 3 Ethics Quotes (16) 1 The Cost of Discipleship Quotes (147) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas (131) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5

Aug 26

Rockwell’s Breaking Home Ties

As a number of us send our children off to college this August, I have Norman Rockwell’s Breaking Home Ties painting in my mind. It’s a classic. In the painting a father takes his son out to where the farm road meets the railroad tracks. They wait for the train to stop and pick up …

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Aug 15

Three (Defining) Components of a Christian Faith

On OpenLine today (8-15-15) Michael Rydelnik – Listen here. This is an answer to the question, “What is saving faith? How do I know I have full faith in Jesus?” 3 Components:   Component Description What We Have What We Do Our Responsibility (What We Do) Internalize (What We Do) Mind Intellectual Knowledge Know Appropriate …

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Jul 11

One Word transformation.

https://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/one-word-away-from-transformation/  Describes how to pick one word a year to focus on. Kinda like, in a way, my Christmas boxes.   

Jul 07

A Principled Pluralism

A few comments following the Obergefell v. Hodges SCOTUS decision handed down 6/26/15. I’m intentionally not commenting here on the decision itself.  My concerns are the bigger picture. The decision handed down is contrary to the beliefs of many Christians and it is also consistent with the beliefs of many Christians. I’m concerned that Christians …

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