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Positive!

January 9, 2010

Positive thinking! The idea is associated with an American teacher and theologian named Norman Vincent Peale, but it is actually a much older concept. While today's verse was written by Paul, Jesus was very much a positive thinker. For example, … (read more)

What, Me Worry?

January 2, 2009

Years ago, while I was in high school, I had several friends who really enjoyed Mad magazine. One of them regularly bought each issue, and we would get together and read it. The face of Alfred E. Neuman, freckled and … (read more)

Times Of Sorrow

March 10, 2008

On the 9th of December, 2007, my father-in-law died. My wife had just returned four days earlier from a visit to her parents in British Columbia, Canada, and though her dad was declining and having some difficulty, his death was … (read more)

Bear With Each Other

March 6, 2008

This passage is challenging in many ways, but especially when we love to be right. We talk about right and wrong as if the dividing line were clear and precise, but it isn't always. Consider the letter H. We pronounce … (read more)

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