Monthly Archives: August 2014

In The Integrity Of My Heart I Have Done This

Yesterday, my pastor, as is his custom, delivered a thought-provoking message on the subject of integrity. I had already planned to muse upon some of the tangles of my own life in this subject, but did not wish to speak … Continue reading

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Chick Magnet

Today, while I was at services, I found myself being mercilessly teased by one of the girls there (who was eight years old, I think) who kept on running behind me and tapping me in the back. For personal reasons, … Continue reading

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We Are All Migrants Here

Yesterday afternoon I watched the first week’s lectures of a new online course I am taking on Latin American Culture. Although I have not been to Latin America since a rather disastrous Feast of Tabernacles in 2009, when I spent … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spiritual Warfare Jesus’ Way

Spiritual Warfare Jesus’ Way: How To Conquer Evil Spirits & Live Victoriously, by Larry Richards [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review.] I should state at the outset that this … Continue reading

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A Surreal Life

When I was in the 6th grade, I won my first and to-date only art prize. While there are many gifts that I have been given, graphic arts and drawing are not one of them. We were given the assignment … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jesus Code

The Jesus Code: 52 Scripture Questions Every Believer Should Answer, by O.S. Hawkins [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] This book might attract some attention of the wrong … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects

Tonight would be the sort of event that I normally overanalyze [1], but I don’t have much time for that. From about 7PM to 9PM today, I was in Vancouver for the second straight evening [2], only this time it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marriage By Design

Marriage By Design: The Keys To Create, Cultivate, and Claim The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, by Eric A. Disney [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Outskirts Press in exchange for an honest review.] I feel I must … Continue reading

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So Hard To Resist Temptation

One of the more humorous quotes from Pride & Prejudice, and relevant to the day I had today, comes from Chapter 42 (Chapter 19 of Volume II of the book in its original publication), which reads as follows: “With the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Game Changer

Game Changer: Faith, Football, & Finding Your Way, by Kirk Cousins [Note: This book was provided for free by BookLook/Zondervan Press in exchange for an honest review.] Many would-be readers of this particular book may not be familiar with Kirk … Continue reading

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