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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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Are You Hungry? — Death: It’s What’s For Dinner (Part 3)

Recall: For the past three weeks we have been immersed in the topic of Easter.  To combat familiarity with freshness, we began the conversation in peculiar place: Job 40:15-24. We have briefly looked at Job (the man and book), and the mythical creature, Behemoth.  And with all of my metaphors involving dinner and eating, I have been whetting your appetite …

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Death: It’s What’s For Dinner

Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox.  Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly.  He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.  His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron.  He is the first of the works of God; let him who made …

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Easter: You Make Me Come Alive!

  Do you see?  The very fact that you are reading this already answers that question for most of you.  My question, however, might not be as rhetorical as you think. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal …

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What is Love? Idol don’t hurt me no more.

Confession: I grew up watching Saturday Night Live.  I honestly don’t remember how an eight year old like myself at the time was introduced to this show, but it was fast, furious, and it stuck. I faintly recall a skit involving a very flatulent Kevin Kline in a jacuzzi and I guess I knew it was for me.  I’m sorry, …

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Do I Really Want To Die?

“Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.” Can I be honest with you?  I mean, we don’t really know each other.  All we have is this binary relationship which social science does not seem to put much stock in.  Well, if you insist.  Straight up, I’m a flaming hypocrite. This word hurts.  It assaults me to …