Monthly Archives: November 2018

Christian lectures? Or a demonstration of Christ?

To focus on a man’s talk rather than on Christ’s presence is to settle for a 2nd-hand account instead of a 1st-hand experience. Instead of listening to lectures about Jesus, perhaps Christians could passionately demonstrate our love for and obedience … Continue reading

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Never buy enough (be enough)

You can never buy enough physical things to make up for inner emptiness. Don’t settle for incomplete shopping: “With all your getting get understanding.” –Proverbs 4:7 An abundance of stuff has failed to “Make America kind within.” Greatness exudes kindness … Continue reading

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Why don’t American Presidents carry guns?

Can you think of a US President who carried a gun? Most (if not all) have found it completely unnecessary. Why? Presidents are protected by the best security system and body guards that money can buy — the Secret Service. … Continue reading

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Suddenly Phineas was right in front of me

I wanted to watch a movie last night, so I stopped at a Redbox and looked at dozens of movies, but nothing appealed to me. By a process of elimination, I settled for The Greatest Showman (which I had seen before … Continue reading

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Colorful race adventures

This Thanksgiving Day I am thankful for my interracial adventures and my new book about them. Read about my adventures crossing the color-line: * selling black history books door-to-door in a race riot; * getting a haircut from Oprah’s dad; … Continue reading

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To focus on a man’s talk (called a “sermon”) rather than on Christ’s presence is to settle for a 2nd-hand account instead of a 1st-hand experience.

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Playing the erase card

Play the erase card. Forgive people who have hurt or offended you. Disrespect makes fairness difficult. People who disrespect others reveal their own insecurity and fear. Two or more people won’t ever agree on everything, but their disagreement never needs … Continue reading

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