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The Beautiful Attitude of Humility

The Beautiful Attitude of Humility

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”–Matthew 5:5 The way of God’s kingdom is opposite our modern way. We say, “Blessed are the self-righteous, those who don’t…

Clear as Mud

Clear as Mud

In John 9:1-41, Jesus heals the sight of a man who was born blind.  This one fact is about all we know about the young man—that he was born this…

Children of the 1930’S and Early 1940’S

Children of the 1930’S and Early 1940’S

Born in the 1930’s and early 40’s, they are the “Last Ones.” They are the last, climbing out of the Depression who can remember the winds of war and the…

Cosmic Adjustment, Romance & Socks

Cosmic Adjustment, Romance & Socks

Normally, I mean usually, (nothing is ever quite normal here) I don’t believe in getting even with folks who complicate or interrupt my life. My theory is that my guardian…

Looking for a Job?

Looking for a Job?

Did you hear that the unemployment rate sank to 4.3 percent in May, its lowest level in 16 years?  With such a low unemployment rate, looking for a job should…

Were the Days of Creation Long Periods of Time?

Were the Days of Creation Long Periods of Time?

Recently, I was asked if the days of creation in Genesis, Chapters 1 and 2, were 24-hour days or long periods of time. Many “mainline” seminaries, in an attempt to…

Blessed Are Those Who …What! (Mourn)

Blessed Are Those Who …What! (Mourn)

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 I remember one New Year’s Day. The sadness. A gnawing ache. A restlessness. A deep sense of dissatisfaction. “Maybe…

Truth and Lies

Truth and Lies

Recently I came across a list of lies that we tell ourselves, and that we tell each other. The check is in the mail. I’ll start my diet tomorrow. We…

Codgerhood, Paranoia & Bobcats

Codgerhood, Paranoia & Bobcats

It appears I have achieved Codgerhood early.  Last week I wrote about chasing the cowbirds from Management’s bird feeders. From all reports, this is something Old Codgers do.  The Chief…

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Do you feel like your teenager is struggling to define who he or she is?  Is he or she searching for a unique identity?  In the 1940’s, psychologist Erik Erikson…