Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Hunt For Tchotchkes

While the gasoline on my rental car [1] dwindled further and further towards empty, it was my responsibility to drive four ladies to all of the open thrift stores in Steamboat Springs in order to hunt for various items, once … Continue reading

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How Good Of An Ambassador Are You?

For reasons that are beyond my own personal influence or control, I have found the topics of the messages so far this Feast of Tabernacles to be extremely practical and worthwhile. For the second split sermon today, for example, an … Continue reading

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Book Review: God And Churchill

God And Churchill: How The Great Leader’s Sense Of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope For Ours, by Jonathan Sandys & Wallace Henley [Note: This book has been provided free of charge by Tyndale Publishers in exchange … Continue reading

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To Remember That He Had Lived

As a single young man in his twenties and early thirties involved in immensely anxiety-inducing and fairly spectacularly unsuccessful efforts at courtship, Abraham Lincoln gloomily and despondently fretted over the fact that he had not done enough in his mind … Continue reading

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On My Mind

I am the sort of person who pays close attention to matters of repetition. When something is repeated over and over again, my attention is drawn. Last night, in the opening message, the minister speaking made it a point to … Continue reading

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Bags Fly Free

Unlike many airlines that nickel and dime their customers by charging $25 or more each way for a single piece of check-in luggage, Southwest Airlines has a well-beloved policy of allowing the first two check-in bags for each customer to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Freed The Slaves?

Who Freed The Slaves?: The Fight Over The Thirteenth Amendment, by Leonard L. Richards This is a book written by an “abolitionist” historian who is quite critical of Abraham Lincoln, and has no general appreciation of pragmatic politics or prudential … Continue reading

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Back On Track

Strikingly, the theme of today’s sermon message in my local congregation, which was one of the few local congregations to have services today, since most people are either at or en route to the Feast of Tabernacles as we speak, … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Cultural Appropriation

Due to having spent years living in minority-majority urban environments, I find myself quite often involved in inside jokes that poke fun of my general nerdiness by playing against type, usually involving some kind of humorous references to the culture … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dear Mary

Dear Mary: Lessons From The Mother Of Jesus For The Modern Mom, by Sarah Jakes [Note: This book has been provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] Sarah Jakes, a deeply engaging and … Continue reading

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