Monthly Archives: April 2010

Pool Reflections (Part 2)

Back to the adventures of my nephews, A and M.  A had his issues with stubborness.  Ah, but M was to have his own issues with over-confidence.  With the help of his swimmy-things (inflatable orange donuts slid over each of his nearly … Continue reading

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Pool Reflections (Part 1)

Okay.  So I’m out of town at a family gathering this past weekend, taking a shift watching the kids (mine with some nieces and nephews) at the hotel pool.  Ah, the hotel pool.  How I do so love the sweltering … Continue reading

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20 years. And counting…(Part 4)

And now, our final installment of reflections this week on marriage… “Marriage is wonderful, but unless both are children of God through faith in Christ, and unless both put Christ first as Lord in their lives, then a marriage can … Continue reading

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20 years. And counting…(Part 3)

Third of four installments of great quotes on marriage… “There is no society more near, more entire, more needful, more kindly, more delightful, more comfortable, more constant, more continual, than the society of man and wife, the main root, source … Continue reading

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20 years. And counting…(Part 2)

Continuing on in this little mini-series of reflections from others on marriage… “I choose us.”  A great line from the movie, Family Man.  I had to put this in here.  “If marriages are not growing in glory, then the church … Continue reading

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20 years. And counting…(Part 1)

Okay, time for me to get personal.  Today marks the 20th anniversary of marriage to my beautiful bride.  All the more evidence of God’s mercy and grace to me.  This girl truly is a helper fit for me (Genesis 2:18) … Continue reading

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The best laid plans of mice and men…

It is at times astonishing but ultimately refreshing to realize how little control we have over events.  I’ve been reminded of this just in two recent events.  First, the volcanic eruption in Iceland spreading its vast ash cloud over Western … Continue reading

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Fly Me to the Moon (Part 2)

  Earth Rise What deeper reasons might there be for the exploration of space?  I would simply say this.  The heavens are the handiwork (meaning the work of the hands) of our God.  To learn more of them is then … Continue reading

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Fly Me to the Moon (Part 1)

   Space exploration is much in the news these days.  And well it should be.  This week marks the 40th anniversary of the perilous (and nearly disastrous) voyage of Apollo 13.  The Space Shuttle Discovery is in orbit, docked to … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Walketh Thy Dog (Part 2)

For the original readers of Proverbs 12:10, of course, mention of one’s “beast” would likely bring to mind a domesticated farm animal such as an ox.  But, in principle, whatever is said in regards to the ox would have applications … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Walketh Thy Dog (Part 1)

Hope and her boy on a walk Okay, okay.  That’s not actually a command found in Scripture.  But I would make the case that it is a reasonable application of a command found in Scripture.  “What?  Where?” you ask.  Check … Continue reading

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Moving from Easter Sunday (Part 4)

Continuing on with an exploration of 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11… Which brings us to this.  Long awaited and historically verifiable, the death and resurrection of Jesus are then events thoroughly significant as well.  Think with me here.  What does all … Continue reading

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Moving from Easter Sunday (Part 3)

I know it sounds strange but consider the style, the language used here.  This doesn’t have a fictional or mythical feel to it at all.  “He was raised on the third day.”  There’s no “once upon a time.”  This is … Continue reading

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Moving from Easter Sunday (Part 2)

The first thing Paul brings to bear is that the death and resurrection of Jesus were long awaited.  Paul, in a sense, calls in his first witnesses (READ 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).  “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the … Continue reading

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Moving from Easter Sunday (Part 1)

It’s amazing the difference a few little words can make.  For me, it was three little words spoken in the fall of 1989.  It was a beautiful autumn day at Mountain Lake in the southwest part of VA.  I was … Continue reading

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Moving Towards Good Friday (Part 3)

In a collection published in 1707 , Isaac Watts gave us his hymn, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”  Such is the power and beauty of these words that Charles Wesley is reported to have said that he would have … Continue reading

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