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MONDAY MOTIVATION: Misfits on Mission

(image courtesy: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058536/) Hey, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday!  I hope you all had great holiday weekend.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year so let’s get motivated! If you and your family are anything like mine, this time of year is bursting with Christmas movies, lights, and trolling the ancient yuletide carols. Case in point, our family just enjoyed …

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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: 4 WAYS JESUS SUPPORTS WOMEN (PT 5)

Hey, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday!  I hope you all had another great weekend of fall.  Let’s get motivated! If you’re new to H4H or just to this series, we’ve been riding the waves of the record-setting movie, “Wonder Woman,” and WW’s backstory, “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” for a some time.  Lately, we have been establishing the dignity of …

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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: 4 WAYS JESUS SUPPORTS WOMEN (PT 4)

Hey, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great first weekend of fall.  It’s Monday, so let’s get motivated! If you’re new to H4H or just to this series, we’ve been looking at the messages and influence of “Wonder Woman,” a record-setting movie this year, and WW’s backstory, “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” for a while …

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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: 4 WAYS JESUS SUPPORTS WOMEN (PT 3)

Hello, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend!  Let’s get motivated by the meaning in our media. For those who might be new, we’ve been looking at Wonder Woman, one of 2017’s record-setting, top grossing movies, for a few weeks now.  We moved on from the polyamory, sexual identity, and polity, which we will see …

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Motivational Monday: 4 Ways Jesus Supports Women (pt 2)

Hello, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday!  It’s been a while, so let’s not waste another moment as we get motivated by the meaning in our media. The past few weeks we’ve been looking at Wonder Woman, one of 2017’s top grossing movies.  Aside from the issues of polyamory, sexual identity, and polity, we are now undertaking what I believe to be …

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Motivational Monday: 4 Ways Jesus Supports Women

The past couple of weeks we have discussed Wonder Woman, one of this year’s top grossing movies.  That discussion so far has taken us to some interesting topics: polyamory, sexual identity, and polity to name a few.  See “There’s More to Wonder” Part 1 and Part 2. Preface:  The release of WW is very timely — it’s hitting a very raw nerve.  I …

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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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“Purple Rain Won’t Stop The Grass Withering”

Now my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away… ~ Job I just recently had my backyard seeded for summer grass.  The reason was simple — my winter grass withered. As the world mourns the loss of one of its greatest, modern icons, I am soberly reminded of the brevity of life.  Death is no respecter of persons.  …

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Modern Christianity: Social Darwinism 2.0

Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’  The wind blows where …