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Transformation Tuesday: Look For the Helpers

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! “Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.” ~ G.K. Chesterton I know everyone is talking about the tragedy in Las Vegas.  I truly pray that this post is not simply more noise in the already crowded media stream.  I am writing on this topic because …

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Politics: Vanquishing A Vehicle For Vitriol

“Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your …

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New York, New York!

Before you start, see my  Challenge of Change series. “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do ‘the best’ for us; we are wondering how painful ‘the best’ will turn out to be.” ~ C.S. Lewis Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been …

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How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change (pt 3):

Before you begin here, begin here:  How To Overcome The Challenge of Change (pt 1) and How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change (pt 2) “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do ‘the best’ for us; we are wondering how painful ‘the best’ will turn out to be.” ~ C.S. Lewis Prologue: We’ve been looking at the exhilarating but chilling …

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How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change (pt 2)

Before you begin here, did you begin here?  See How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change “Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.” ~ William Wallace, Braveheart Prologue: The scriptures indicate that there is a season for everything. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)  Seasons bring change, but if you’re like me, you don’t like that.  Or, in the very least, you’re uncomfortable with …

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How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to …

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Gorilla Warfare (on huMANity)

“Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.” ~ C.S. Lewis I feel the need to delve into biblical anthropology; it is from here that any comments below, I believe, will be sustained. Preface: This will be simple: Existential value is given to, not created by humanity.  And for this value to endure all …

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Suck Rocks: This Is Living Now (More Thoughts on FREEDOM)

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” ~ Galatians 5:1 Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live. FREEDOM EXAMINED  (courtesy of http://www.tourfactory.com/950924) The following was inspired by true events.  Names have been changed to protect the identity of those portrayed. “Hey, Bill!  What did …

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Finding Life in the Path of Perishing (pt 2)

“There are five gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Christian.  Many people will never read the first four.” ~ Gypsy Smith In my previous post I briefly explored the ramifications of what life could be like if believers in Christ actually took His Sermon on the Mount seriously.  The sermon is a drastic call to radical discipleship, one of …