Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Becoming Nothing

As far back as I can remember, parents and mentors have encouraged me to “make something of myself.” It is one of those things people say without thinking through the implications. Of course, the well-intended statement was supposed to challenge … Continue reading

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Christ’s Very Nature

I can remember lazy summer afternoons lying on a blanket in the grass, gazing at clouds. Faces, animal shapes, castles and feathers emerged, morphed and vanished. In the 70’s there was a popular song about the illusions of clouds. The … Continue reading

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Love and Irritability

  Ecclesiastes asserts there is a time and place for every action and emotion under heaven. This must include anger. God certainly exhibits anger, and Jesus demonstrated it from time to time in various degrees. Anger is not always wrong, … Continue reading

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Love and Rudeness

I am turning to 1 Corinthians 13 to our phrase by phrase ownership of the famous chapter on love’s superiority to any spiritual gift without it. Paul here states,” Love…is not rude.” Study of the Greek word revealed that it … Continue reading

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Attitude

  Charles Swindoll is perhaps most quoted for his statements about attitude. At the end of the day, it is our one choice in everchanging circumstances, the one string upon which we play the melody and harmony of our lives. … Continue reading

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Love and Boasting on the Road Home

When attempting to describe something to someone who has never experienced it, we sometimes resort to its opposite: Snowy climates are not hot, the desert is not humid, and agape love does not boast. In I Corinthians 13:4, as Paul … Continue reading

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