Monthly Archives: February 2013

When Mark Was Born

Our first son David was born shortly before it became common for fathers to be allowed in the birth room, so I missed out on that miracle. When Mark came along a few years later, I was there, holding Char’s … Continue reading

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Too Insecure to Compromise

Rigidly held positions seem almost invariably to be a sign of insecurity. We grasp tightly to an idea because we’re unsure of our grip and feel threatened by the possibility that we might lose something very important about ourselves if … Continue reading

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Forgiveness, 3

Those who are forgiven, truly forgiven, and who have received that forgiveness, truly accepted it, are marked forever by gratitude and grace. Gratitude is a sure sign that forgiveness had done its work in the human heart. We who have … Continue reading

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Same ol’ politics

“Social discontent prevailed almost everywhere. Economic laws were hardly understood by the country in general. Class interests were fiercely arrayed against each other. The cause of each man’s class filled him with a positive fanaticism. He was not a mere … Continue reading

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Forgiveness,2

Forgiveness is not a luxury but one of our most fundamental needs. We need to be forgiven and to forgive. Think for a moment about the nature of forgiveness. Jesus Christ is the very center of our understanding of the … Continue reading

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Forgiveness, 1

One of the Lord’s greatest gifts to us is forgiveness. I mean that in a double sense. First, God forgives those who humbly seek his grace. Second, God teaches us and frees us to forgive one another. More than a … Continue reading

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The Richness of Life

I like being a retired old man because my years have earned me the right to be a grumpy curmudgeon. I’ve been waiting for years for this! I like complaining about how much damage the marketing/advertising industry is doing to … Continue reading

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