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Dulling the Shiny Appeal of Culture

Human nature remains largely unchanged over time. That realization quickly dulls the shiny, temporary appeal of cultural movements.   "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." ~Ecclesiastes 1:9.   As a Christian, the standard I lift in the air should be … Continue reading Dulling the Shiny Appeal of Culture

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Cultural Bandwagons

Cultural Bandwagons

I'm frightened by the eagerness to jump on cultural bandwagons. They’re driven more by emotions, selfishness, and superficiality, and less by contemplation, altruism, and truthfulness. Don't allow yourself to be boxed-in. Some examples, you ask? Certainly… Gun Control: My choice is not between the second amendment OR children being murdered. Patriotism: My choice is not … Continue reading Cultural Bandwagons

The Integrity of Daily Life

The Integrity of Daily Life

Do I live with Integrity?  If so, then my behaviors are aligned with my Identity in each of my life’s roles. My integrity is very much about becoming better day by day, growing and expanding my roles in life. Are you a loving Spouse?  Then do those things a loving Husband or Wife does. Nourish … Continue reading The Integrity of Daily Life

It takes a lot of faith to believe in Evolution… (“Young Earth” post 2 of 2)

It takes a lot of faith to believe in Evolution… (“Young Earth” post 2 of 2)

God created the heavens and the earth…”In the beginning.” His breath-taking creation sits right under our nose and some days, it sits largely unnoticed. Evidences of a Creator are numerous. Each day, as we enter a New Year, let’s take a look at facts which confirm the creation of the world. There’s not much “scientific” … Continue reading It takes a lot of faith to believe in Evolution… (“Young Earth” post 2 of 2)

It takes a lot of faith to believe in Evolution… (“Young Earth” post 1 of 2)

It takes a lot of faith to believe in Evolution… (“Young Earth” post 1 of 2)

God created the heavens and the earth…”In the beginning.” His breath-taking creation sits right under our nose and some days, it sits largely unnoticed. Evidences of a Creator are numerous. Each day, as we enter a New Year, let’s take a look at facts which confirm the creation of the world. There’s not much “scientific” … Continue reading It takes a lot of faith to believe in Evolution… (“Young Earth” post 1 of 2)

Pornography and the Staggering Rise of Sexual Assaults in America

Pornography and the Staggering Rise of Sexual Assaults in America

As we witness the closely timed glorification of Hugh Hefner and the outrage directed at Harvey Weinstein, a realization becomes immediately clear:  There are many who do not clearly see the connection between the staggering rise in sexual assaults and the damaging effects of pornography on the human heart.  Pornography is an idol in the … Continue reading Pornography and the Staggering Rise of Sexual Assaults in America

Standing against Racism and for the Flag

Standing against Racism and for the Flag

I stand against racism AND I stand for our flag. My point = you can choose both. Don’t believe the talking heads who tell you otherwise. I stand for our flag. 5,000 miles from home, in intense heat, hungry, tired, and under enemy fire from Al Qaeda…I looked up and saw that star-spangled banner. My … Continue reading Standing against Racism and for the Flag

Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

To what have you given your first hope? Relationships? A career?  Promotions?  Higher Salary? Achievements?  Fame? Books written about you? Vacations?  Trips of a lifetime? Bucket Lists...things to do before you die?  Retirement? Our first hope should always be placed in the return of our Lord. When it is, instead, given over to other things … Continue reading Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

Wonder & Marveling

Wonder & Marveling

It's part of our nature that when our experiences with a particular activity cross a certain threshold, those experiences lose some of their wonder. Our child-like amazement retreats somewhere more deeply inside of us. Do you remember your first time as a child flying above the clouds? Looking down at them from the airplane window? … Continue reading Wonder & Marveling