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Jesus advocates peace

Jesus says, “Bless those who curse you.” Wouldn’t that be an interesting policy? Jesus says, “Do good to those who hate you.” Following Jesus is much harder than most people think. “Love your enemies.” If Jesus really means that, we’ve … Continue reading

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Short inspirational originals

Dare to delight in life. Deprioritize self. Words ignored or forgotten offer no help. What’s done can be forgiven. Self-forgiveness without God’s forgiveness is a fantasy. Self-forgiveness lacks the power of God’s forgiveness and the forgiveness of those you have … Continue reading

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Thoughts to calibrate pride

Some of my thoughts about pride: When people are open and honest with each other, pride melts away and is replaced by heart-felt love and compassion. Pride and conscience can’t work side by side. One always overrides the other. Pride … Continue reading

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Some thoughts to remedy awe deficiency

Today’s culture suffers from a lack of awe — an awe deficiency. Perhaps we all need to take some time to let the now, wow us with its unnoticed wonder. Analysis minimizes awe. Wonder wallows in it! Without awe life … Continue reading

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13 war statements that make you think twice . . .

When Jesus said, “Turn the other cheek,” I don’t think He was using it as a punch line. War is the most destructive, painful, brutal, hateful, and costly choice for international relations. When peace is lost, death ravages both sides. … Continue reading

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Warfare’s unfair

Warfare’s unfair. It’s a mauling bear, Unfair to all it touches, Slaying God’s image, Shredding His creation, All the while claiming, Justice, glory, and honor. I agree with General Omar Bradly: “As far as I am concerned, war itself is … Continue reading

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People’s character is as important as their beliefs. Integrity matters. It’s dangerous to support bad character.

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Some Simmering Simmsisms

When wrong is called right and right is called wrong, moral confusion soon comes along. Don’t let your life be directed by happenstance, but by a holy stance! Much of what we experience and how we feel today will be … Continue reading

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Enough with theories about Christ; it’s time to demonstrate His presence!

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love.” –Paul of Tarsus (The Lord, not a preacher.) Biblical Christianity is built on awareness of and obedience to the presence of the living Jesus. When Christ is living and actively working … Continue reading

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My selfie (me, not a self-made pic of me) gets me in trouble

“Me” is a tiny word that can cause treMEndous problems. An effective way to make yourself unhappy is to go through life continually asking, “Am I happy now? A missionless life is often unhappy. If you really want to pursue … Continue reading

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