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What would I say to Bruce Jenner

I am not a fan of reducing people to props for either theological or cultural points. I thought a bit should I even write on this subject. I decided to write because I’ve seen a lot of posts the past few days regarding Bruce Jenner that are from those that profess being Christians and are speaking for all of us when they speak.

To be quite candid when some of them speak I feel a bit like Ronald Reagan when asked why he left the DNC, his quip “I didn’t leave it, they left me.” I often wonder how often people speaking for the Church realize that it already has a rather qualified speaker in Jesus and really does not need any more pontiffs.

Some applaud, some scowl, and some joke regarding Mr. Jenner’s desire to change from anatomically male to female. None of these are the right solutions for those who take seriously the command to go and make disciples of everyone everywhere. Continue Reading →

Camping May 2015
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What I learned from camping

What I learned from camping.

1. ) Toddlers apparently do not understand the concept of sharing a bed.
2. ) Coffee extract added to Almond Milk makes a good non-heated solution for caffeine. Need to remember to asks Alan​ what was that extract?
3. ) Listening to the birds start chirping as the sun rises is beautiful. Continue Reading →

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The open letters Christians keep writing on social media

My dear Wormwood,

Subject: The open letters Christians keep writing on social media

It is great to see that social media has not been so seriously used as a weapon to further the enemies kingdom. If we can keep them wrestling with flesh and blood then they will never be bothered to fight against our princes or principalities. We need to work to promote more of the divisive open letters. This will keep the rabble from reading the Testaments that have several letters of the other kingdom and only further that detestable message of selfless love and genuine forgiveness. Thankfully those are seldom read. Continue Reading →

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A love story

There is a writer/producer by the name Dom Fera. He has been creating Youtube videos for a few years. Well written story. Worth 25 minutes.

“I can’t tell if you are weird or just shy.”

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Moving and offices

I moved offices this week. I spent at least five years in that prior office. The stairs to my old office are really tough on my leg until it heals and gets new strength. So the Yahweh Center graciously agreed to move me from the second floor to the first. I got in there for the first time this week and was overcome with the newness of it all. New paint smell, my office furniture was moved a bit sporadically each day, my art began to be hung, I brewed some much needed hot tea with my Mr. Coffee Keurig, and I slowly began arranging things. My leg ached and I had to constantly sit more than I desired as I moved in to a new space. Continue Reading →

Nine out of 10 missing American personnel—more than 78,000 individuals—are unaccounted-for from World War II. Photo credit: © U.S. Department of Defense
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Permission to weep

As I have been recovering there are moments my emotions get the best of me and I feel like weeping. I grew up in a tradition where weeping or crying by men was not to subtlety considered un-masculine. That is ridiculous but some men and women still believe it. I’m not saying weep over someone spilling your coffee, though at four bucks a cup that might be a bit understandable. Seriously, sometimes the only response to real tragedy is to weep. Weeping is not something just babies or little children do, it is something humans do. I could go in to all the psychology that states grief expressed through weeping is actually healthy as the body processes trauma and grief. Instead, I’m just going to say that it is okay when appropriate to do so.

For anyone that needs permission to weep. Here are a few biblical manly men including nations of men and women that wept. Continue Reading →

Bob-Ladouceur
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Be of good cheer

It’s a great accomplishment for the players and coaches. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. As trite as it sounds, we’ve got another game to prepare for. We’ll go over every inch of film for the mistakes. I’m a believer in film. It usually doesn’t lie.

 

– De La Salle coach Bob Ladouceur after 151 win streak (12 perfect seasons) ends.

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