When God Forgets

As I walked past a construction area, I briefly caught the smell of cut lumber. It immediately transported me back to my childhood. My parents had an addition built on to the first house I ever lived in. Though I only carry a handful of memories from that house, the smell of cut lumber is […]

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Peace and Trust

What role, if any, does trust play in having/attaining peace? Do they go hand in hand? Can you have one without the other? Curious to know what people think… This was the Facebook status for a friend of mine recently. She poses an interesting question. You cannot have shadows without light. You cannot have gravity […]

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Even the Wind and the Waves

I prefer the lake to be “glass”.  You know, the early morning mirror look that can only happen when there is not even a breath of air to create the tiniest ripples on the surface of the water.  I’m a waterskier, so it make sense I would prefer the water smooth.  I want to the […]

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The Gospel and Bruno Mars

For years now I’ve expressed frustration over the fact that so many musical artists release Christmas albums, but there are very few Easter albums (if any). The problem with this is that without Easter (Resurrection Day is my preferred terminology), Christmas would just be the celebration of another martyr. Bruno Mars didn’t release an Easter […]

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Snow and the Gospel

I’ve spent most of my life in Texas, where snow is on the endangered species list. In this state, snow is synonymous with school closings, a day off, over-enthusiastic meteorologists and bad roads. Those who have never lived here have difficulty understanding why entire cities shut down with just a couple of inches of snow. […]

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