Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Claims Of Christmas — Virgin Birth

It is easy to overlook some of the remarkable claims of Christmas. One such claim is that a young woman named Mary gave birth to a child without having had sexual intercourse. I have noticed that this amazing claim is … Continue reading

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7 Names For 7 Days Around Thanksgiving (& 2 Oxymorons)

I don’t know who started naming the days around Thanksgiving Day.  However, this new tradition doesn’t seem complete.  Friday, Saturday, and Monday have names, but Sunday has been left out.  Also, it seems to me like a week’s worth of … Continue reading

Posted in Black Friday, blog, challenges, change, Cyber Monday, holidays, humor, life, meaning, modern myths, oxymorons, possessions, Reason For The Season, Small Business Saturday, stuff, thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Eve, thinking, thoughts, tradition, Uncategorized, values, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Name For The Sunday After Thanksgiving (And Words In The Night)

Someone is naming all the days after the day set aside to give thanks to God.  Let’s see, there’s Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  But what about the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day? I have a name … Continue reading

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Christmas Is About Judgment

Here’s a surprise: Christmas is about dealing with judgment. Our sinful thoughts, choices, and behaviors have been judged and we are guilty and condemned men and women. If our condemnation is merely canceled, the result would be chaos and injustice. … Continue reading

Posted in Amazing Grace, Berry Street, Berry Street Worship Center, blessings, change, Christ, Christian history, Christmas, Christmas Eve, feelings, forgiveness, freedom, God, Hell, history, Jesus, Jesus Christ, juddgment, life, lifestyles, morality, mysticism, Nashville, religion, repent, salvation, saved, spiritual, spiritual growth, spiritual warfare, supernatural, The Salvation Army, tolerance, Uncategorized, words, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

How To Shop For Christ*mas

From Black Friday through Christmas Eve, people will be shopping for material things to give to family, friends, and clients on Christmas Day.  They will be searching and sorting through stuff, seeking to find just the right gifts. But perhaps … Continue reading

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Happy TGTD To You! (Tell God Thanks Day)

Happy TGTD!  (Tell God Thanks Day)  I wish you and your family a peaceful, grateful day today.  May you be overcome with joy as you realize God’s blessings on your life and thank Him for all He has done for … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, conscience, East Nashville, freedom, God, gratitude, Jesus, Jesus Christ, life, meaning, popular culture, religion, thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, The Salvation Army, thoughts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Is Science Close To Discovering Spiritual Reality? Check Out “Spooky Action”

In the past few years scientists have conducted experiments that show that two “entangled,” subatomic particles can communicate almost instantaneously, even if they are separated by huge distances.  They have called this phenomenon, “spooky action at a distance.” This communication … Continue reading

Posted in Albert Einstein, awe, big bang, entangled particles, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, impossible odds, meaning, NASA, non-material reality, Oh my God, proof of God, Quotations, Quotes, religion, Robert Jastrow, science, soul, spiritual, spiritual skills, spooky action, supernatural, thinking, thoughts, Uncategorized, University of Geneva, values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments