The 3-Fold Path to Wisdom

What’s the best way to improve society? Change the person or change the society? There was a day in America when the common understanding was to change the person and society would improve, but nowadays it seems that many think that fighting to change society means addressing society’s faults rather...

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He IS Not Ashamed to Call You Brethren!

“You can pick your friends, but you’re stuck with your relatives.” That’s an old saying around these parts and it reflects a reality that sometimes your family can embarrass you. Truth be told I actually try to embarrass my daughters when we are in public. I’ll dance or sing out...

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Will You Weary God?

I don’t know why I was so nervous. After all, I’d met the boss before and was fine. But this situation was different. We were at an event when not just my boss, but his boss, and his boss were present, and I was the most “junior” man in the...

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Your Guilt is Taken Away

The word “holy” stumps most folks. They think they know what it means, but, in the end, they really don’t. So, when you hear the word “holy” what pops into your mind? What does the word “holy” mean? I won’t keep you in suspense. Here’s the key to understanding the...

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Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good

In front of the Supreme Court is the statue of “Lady Justice.” This is an ancient symbol of the purpose of a law-based society. Notice the “Lady” is blindfolded. In one hand she holds the scales and the other a sword. The symbolism is clear. The application of the Law...

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The Delusion of Riches

Lech Walesa was the Polish electrician who helped found the Solidarity Trade Union in 1983. This was the first independent trade union in the old Soviet Union and became the political movement that drove communism out of Poland. While visiting the United States after having become the 2nd president of...

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It’s Time To Prune The Vineyard!

It wasn’t that I didn’t try. I did try. I read how to do it. I got some good advise. I bought the right fertilizer. I weeded. I hoed. And the garden still crashed and burned! Hey, I guess I’m not very good at gardening. Kind of like I am...

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God or the Snake?

“She made me do it.” This was the “excuse of my daughter when I asked her why she hit her sister! Wow, that’s a lot of power to give to someone else! It seems we humans have a particular gift for shifting the blame to someone else when we make...

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Made FOR Him to be LIKE Him

Shakespeare’s Hamlet has a character named Polonius and Shakespeare has him utter those now famous words “For the apparel oft proclaims the man.” And then, of course, there’s the famous business advice “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have!” All this focus on apparel makes one...

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You Are a Living Breath of God

Phillip James Bailey, an English poet of the late 19th century, once said: “Let each man think himself an act of God; his mind a thought; his life, a breath of God; and let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds to show the most of heaven he hath...

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