Category Archives: American values

Transition Of Power

Today we saw President Obama meeting with President-elect Trump, preparing for a transition of power. Perhaps this should remind us that those of us who call ourselves Christians are called to a similar transition of power. We are called to … Continue reading

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Red states/blue states/the state of your heart . . .

Beyond red states and blue states is the state of our hearts. There will be trouble in our nation, until we let love transform us from within. How is it with your soul? If we Americans were as concerned about … Continue reading

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There’s no room for bullying in democracy (or church)

Want to go beyond the bullying and 1-man control that can be common in church? There’s no room for bullying in democracy or in church! –Modern democracy depends on decisions developed by deliberation, diplomacy, and consensus; not on the dictatorship … Continue reading

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Our wrong-gong can “make America great again.”

To “make America great again” requires a return to the high ideals of our national creeds: “Liberty and justice for all,” “All men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” “In God we trust,” and … Continue reading

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When Does Love Win?

Perhaps love doesn’t win with flags, pride, or court decision. So when does love really win? Love wins when I surrender to God’s love by laying down my desires and giving up my will. I saw this kind of broken, … Continue reading

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How 2 Celebrate The 4th Of July

How 2 Celebrate the 4th! Celebrate the 4th of July by using your freedom of speech (while you still have it). Speak up, in a kind and loving way, about your love for God and your commitment to biblical principles … Continue reading

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Church is Like Breathing (& Other Free Flowing Ideas)

A church meeting is like breathing: 1) Someone can program and control it; or 2) People can let go and let it flow. What would happen if a group of believers would begin to gather, not merely to sing and … Continue reading

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