Monthly Archives: September 2011

One Day Too Soon

A friend of mine is a chaplain in the U.S. Army.  His job is to counsel soldiers considering suicide, attend funerals of those who do, and comfort their families.  Talk about a tough assignment! Christians have been so harsh on … Continue reading

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Mama Said there’d be Days Like This

Yesterday when I sat down to write, my creativity totally stalled out.  I’d gotten enough sleep; been eating right; exercised, but the machine simply shut down due to a nagging ache from a pain-numbing shot I’d received at the dentist … Continue reading

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Take Two Aspirin and Call Me in the Morning

I watched a u-tube post of a Sholin monk climbing fifteen steps using only his head–no hands, just his head. (Migraine or sinus sufferers will cringe at the sight.)  Whether or not there is a spiritual significance to his feat, … Continue reading

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Seconds Anyone?

Here’s an unusual twist on the belief that after eating a Chinese meal one will be hungry again within the hour.   A Chinese restaurant in Stansted, England sued a customer for eating their potted plants.  The man claimed that … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again!

Here we go again!  Could Queensland, Australia be the site of a new Jonestown or Waco tragedy?  Or follow the devastation of a sweat lodge ministry in America’s Southwest? He calls himself Yeshua, Jesus. People are flocking to the self-proclaimed … Continue reading

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Reticular Activator

Gals, remember when you learned you were pregnant and suddenly you saw pregnant women were everywhere?  Or guys, after you bought a new car  you began seeing the same car wherever you went?  (We have a dark green Honda.  Does … Continue reading

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It’s Only Money!

While exercising at the health center, my swimming buddy and I began discussing the high costs of everything from medicine to fuel to food.  At some point, I shrugged. “Really, it’s only money–pieces of paper (or plastic if you live … Continue reading

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An Apology

Lord, I apologize for blaming You for the bad things that happen in this world.  Hurricanes, famines, earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, plane crashes, cancer, death–the list goes on and on and on.”  Since time began religionists have pointed at every natural … Continue reading

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Place Your Buts?

No, that’t not a typo; I mean but!  When I add the word but to a declarative sentence, whatever came before but doesn’t count.  “She’s a very nice person, quite competent at her job, BUT…”  and then the gossip, the criticism … Continue reading

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Just an Old Fashioned Love Song

Do you ever get bored with your prayer life, saying the same things over and over again when praising God?  Are you tempted to skip the praise part and go straight to your daily lists of complaints and requests?  Omitting … Continue reading

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