Monthly Archives: August 2010

Will YOUR bridge hold you?

Wise words from Francis Schaeffer in his book, How Should We Then Live?… A culture or an individual with a weak base can stand only when the pressure on it is not too great.  As an illustration, let us think … Continue reading

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Alien righteousness

No, that’s not from Star Trek.  It’s from Martin Luther, speaking to “the righteousness of another, instilled from without.”  What might this look like? Imagine that you need a great deal of money for something important.  However, not only do you not … Continue reading

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Being aware of one another’s umwelt

I recently finished reading Alexandra Horowitz’s fascinating book, Inside of a Dog:  What Dogs See, Smell, and Know.  Among many other things, I picked up a new word and concept that’s well worth mulling over – umwelt.  It’s a German word … Continue reading

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Unity – something only God can bring

On the night before Jesus went to the cross, He prayed.  Knowing He was soon going to be leaving the disciples, preparing them for His physical absence, and loving the world with His life to death, He prayed.  And what … Continue reading

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Through many dangers, toils, and snares…

On the eve of His crucifixion, knowing the need of His disciples for protection from the world and the devil, Jesus prayed “I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the … Continue reading

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