ON SPIRITUALITY AND FAITH

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Faith, prayer, spirituality

I AM – The Gatekeeper

By | Mar 10, 2011

“I am the gate for the sheep.” – John 10:7bI went to a wedding last weekend where the reception was in a gated community’s country club. It was a beautiful place and I felt very posh as I rolled up to the gate house. I had on my wedding finest. John was in a suit. Dori had on an Easter Sunday dress and the boys had on pants that weren’t sweats or…

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Faith, prayer, spirituality

Holding on to the end

By | Mar 9, 2011

We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. – Hebrews 3:7-15 Do you remember the balance game in elementary school PE? Where you had to stand on one foot and see who could stay standing the longest? I think that this was really just a time filler for PE teachers but I liked it because it was one of the few…

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Faith, prayer, spirituality

Preparation

By | Mar 8, 2011

I’m one of those people who likes to prepare for things. Not that I can’t do things on the spur of the moment but I’ve always agreed that the Holy Spirit always appreciates moving with the boundaries of my preparation and thus I often try to spend ample time preparing for an event. Part of my problem is that often I prepare to get prepared. Right now I’m on Leave of Absence.…

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Faith, prayer, spirituality

Happy Birthday Dr.

By | Mar 2, 2011

On the second of March, in the cold of the snowI celebrate the birthday of a man that I know.He taught me to read with a magical flairAnd soon I was rhyming fun words without care. I’d talk about fluegel horns, yaks and roast beastAnd other things I didn’t understand in the least.I’d look at the pictures and sometimes I’d reachTo think that I indeed was the best Sneetch on the beach.…

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Faith, prayer, spirituality

Role Models

By | Feb 1, 2011

I recently received a link to a Barna survey (http://www.barna.org/teens-next-gen-articles/467-teen-role-models) showing the details of who and why of teen role models. The answers somewhat surprised me. For the most part the top rated role models were family members. They asked the teens to pick non-parent role models and relatives, coaches, teachers, and pastors came in pretty high on the list. Celebrities were at the bottom unless you include Barak Obama who got…

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Faith, prayer, spirituality

National its-all-about-me Month

By | Jan 31, 2011

Many of you may know that February is American Heart Month or Black History Month. But did you also know that its also National Dental Month or National Boost Your Self-Esteem month? Now as you learn about history you can feel good about your smile and heart. I heard on the radio yesterday that it was National Hot Chocolate day but was told by an elementary school student that that holiday was…

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