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My Poems Remind Me

Anyone who knows me and has seen my poems will be able to extract the message from the biographical history contained in them. But my primary reader—are you ready for this—is me. Much of what I have shared in verse … Continue reading

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How I Know God Is Real.

How do I know God is real and that He cares about me?  The evidence is anecdotal rather than hard scientific “fact.” But think of it: if God is real to me, it means that He is in someway in … Continue reading

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Free or Freedom

The recent election—still in dispute—was more than a question of differing ideologies, promises, or achievements. The bigger issue which America should be pondering is the question of “free” or “freedom.” Do we want free government provisions or should we be … Continue reading

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The Bible Contract for Marriage

The biblical idea behind marriage included procreation but its primary gift to society was the intimacy (“one flesh”)⁠1 possible between a man and a woman if they cared enough to discover it over the course of a lifetime. This social … Continue reading

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Chutes and Ladders

On hearing about hundreds of lawyers being deployed by both major political parties to hopefully assure a fair election, I thought of my fourteen year old granddaughter. Thinking of her reminds me of how silly, wicked [a New England word] … Continue reading

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Sexual Preference

In the early nineties, as a pastor, I was pressed to declare my position on a number of, then, new social postulates that required the church’s response. We were burying young adults that succumbed to the Aids virus—often the result … Continue reading

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Will He Find Faith?

Rod Dreher, senior editor and blogger at The American Conservative 1 in his book, “The Benedict Option” wrote: “…faithful … Christians—… theological conservatives within the three main branches of historic Christianity—…know that if believers don’t come out … and be … Continue reading

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Hosea 1-3

As part of a men’s Bible study on the minor prophets, Hosea is first, I have started enjoying the Hebrew text in Hosea 1-3. We will have guide books to direct discussion (my copy of the 2 book series on … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Truth

[Yet you desired faithfulness [truth] even in the womb (inward parts, i.e. the heart and mind); you taught me wisdom in that secret place (my thoughts). Psalm 51:6] You Desired Faithfulness [Truthfulness] This one verse should have been expanded—if not … Continue reading

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I Did An Evil Thing!

The language of Scripture is full of passion and inspiration. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. [Thou art pure … Continue reading

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