Archive | February, 2011

Managing the Cat Preserve

I’m on day two of five days without my family.  My wife and kids headed out of town for a ski vacation while I’m stuck at the homestead taking care of the cattle.  Actually, we don’t own any cattle, but we do have two cats, two mice, a turtle, and possibly two goldfish.  The possibility […]

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The End is Near (Once Again)

Nothing itches the ears like end times. Unfortunately, most of our discussions concerning the “last days” have revolved around who will be left behind.  Interest spiked at the turn of the century, but for the most part, we are as last day ignorant as ever. You might ask “What’s wrong with a healthy ignorance of […]

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Christ is the Answer to the Fullness of God

Christ is the answer.  There is no other path. . .no other way to the fullness of God! Freedom is rooted in the cross of Jesus Christ.  God came embodied as man.  In Jesus, grace took on flesh.  In Christ, love took a breath.  The hands of Christ extended the will of God into the […]

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A Blog for Dummies

I’m not a big fan of the “For Dummies” publishing empire.  Let’s just say if “Home Repair for Dummies” put on a concert, I wouldn’t buy a ticket. For those of you unfamiliar with the “For Dummies” genre, these books exist to educate the ignorant and easily confused masses.  Therefore, these mentoring manuscripts cover almost […]

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Refocusing Our Pastor Priorities by Neglecting Widows

So here is a pop quiz scenario for my pastor friends. You wake up with a cheerful disposition, only to be confronted by the latest church crisis.  Your church runs a food bank for poor single mothers, dependent widows and neglected children.  As you check your morning emails, you see a heading tagged urgent.  Your […]

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The Wilderness Experience of a Mariners Fan

With the 2011 Mariners baseball season far off on the horizon, I’ve been thinking a lot about how the children of Israel wandered for many years in the wilderness. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, the Mariners, I mean the Israelites wandered for many, many years in the wilderness. Eventually, God led them […]

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New Grace for a New Dawn

The sun rises on the evil and the good.  The rain falls on the wicked and the just.  And grace defines the life of every person who has ever walked this earth. I woke up early to write today’s reflection.  The house and world was dark and my mind was muddled.  So I waited for […]

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The Meek Have Failed to Inherit the Earth

Jesus told us the meek would inherit the earth.  The cynical among us don’t see that happening.  Seems like the meek will have a difficult time garnering enough votes to rule or even filibuster.  And even if they could filibuster, being meek, they probably won’t. Meek leadership does not appear to be the fruit of […]

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