Monthly Archives: January 2011

Peacekeeping Parallels – Part 1

I want you to think with me for a moment about the United Nations and its role in international peacekeeping.  We hear about this quite often in the news.  Typically, UN forces are called into action in areas where de-colonization … Continue reading

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Bettas “R” Us

Besides our “German Sheprador,” we have a few othere critters living amongst us – cats, frogs, and a snake.  Once upon a time, we had hermit crabs and even a turtle.  And we’ve had bettas as well.  Bettas are beautiful … Continue reading

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Corrections and Confessions

Picture this scene (less hypothetical than we’d care to admit) – an interpersonal conflict in which, at least to some degree, we are the offending party.  What is the follower of Christ to do?  Living for the glory of God, living … Continue reading

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Living in a Photoshop Reality

Okay, I have to confess that this was simply one of those times when I saw the picture and then wrote the blog to go with it.  But I just couldn’t pass this one up.  I mean, how many times … Continue reading

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The Call to Forgive

As Christians, we are to forgive others as we ourselves have been forgiven by God.  This is the clear teaching of the Apostle Paul in such passages as Ephesians 4:31-32 and Colossians 3:12-13.  It is also the obvious purpose of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Christmas is over. But don’t forget it really happened…

It’s the time to put it all away.  Pack up the greenery and decorations.  Vacuum the needles one more time.  Settle into January and wait for whatever the rest of winter may bring. But don’t forget what happened.  Christmas is … Continue reading

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