Is It In You?

August 27, 2011

My wife and I were taking a walk last week when she spied a large bumper sticker on an SUV.  It said, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”  She pointed to it and said, “Really?  Because the Bible tells me so?”  I laughed out loud, because I understood her […]

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A Good Apple

August 24, 2011

I’ve been following Apple since 1979 when my father brought home our first computer: an Apple ][ with two floppies, a green screen, and 48Kb (that’s kilobytes) of RAM.  It was “only” $3K back then ($9K today).  I bring this up because Steve Jobs, one of the three founders of Apple Computer, resigned today.  As […]

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Yesterday was the Easy Day

August 23, 2011

Jesus expedites the process of the law by making it work its death quicker in us.  Consider the Sermon on the Mount.  Do you see Jesus’ pattern of raising the bar to impossible heights?  He says, in effect, “The law says, but I say,” again and again and again and again.  Each time, Jesus is […]

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Reversittudes

August 15, 2011

I thought I knew the Beattitudes.  I’ve read them dozens of times over the years and could tell you their essence with some accuracy.  I even thought I believed them. Wrong. A few years ago I started to see what I really believed by watching my actions, not my thinking.  What I really believed went […]

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Living the Questions

August 11, 2011

…I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to […]

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