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Prepare for the unexpected

Some friends once gave me a helmet and cape like Calvin. Maybe it’s time to put it back on.

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2021 in Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts

 

Starting today

Here’s a collection of New Years’ resolutions and reflections, courtesy of my friends at B.C., Brewster Rocket: Space Guy, Calvin & Hobbes, Peanuts, Zits & Non-Sequitur. It’s good to start the year with some laughter.

Peanuts - I blew another year

Zits - New Years Eve geezer time

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2021 in B.C., Calvin and Hobbes, Fun

 

How much is good enough?

Calvin wonders, how much is good enough to receive presents from Santa?

He sounds like many people wondering how good to you have to be to get into heaven. Is there a sliding scale of righteousness?

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2020 in Calvin and Hobbes

 

Living Well

Many people seem to adopt the philosophy of Hobbes that living wisely means avoiding all responsibility and work, and then being smug about your accomplishment.

In contrast, Scripture presents the opposite viewpoint. The truly wise person is one who accepts responsibility and handles it well. In the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), two servants are rewarded for their diligent acceptance of their assignment and faithfulness in carrying it out, while one servant is punished because he was lazy and neglectful in avoiding responsibility.

If you study the concept of honoring your father and mother (Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16), you wrestle with how to do that in a tangible, demonstrable manner. Scripture indicates that in the growing years, we are to demonstrate obedience (Ephesians 6:1-3; Colossians 3:20). In the mature years, we demonstrate respect to our parents (Leviticus 19:3, 32), provision for their needs (Matthew 15:3-6; 1 Timothy 5:3-4, 8, 16), as well as godly character (Proverbs 23:24-25).

If you go all the way back to the Garden of Eden, you discover that God assigned Adam and Eve a task to do (Genesis 2:15). From the very beginning, work was a good thing. It was only after Adam and Eve sinned that work became more difficult (Genesis 3:17-19).

Rather than shrugging off responsibility and smirking about your supposed wisdom, accept the task you’ve been given and shoulder your share of the load. Be faithful and diligent. Live wisely and well.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2020 in Calvin and Hobbes, Culture, Scripture

 

Football – according to Calvin

Somewhere along the line, I picked up a quote, “Dancing is a contact sport; football is a collision sport.”

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2020 in Calvin and Hobbes, Sports

 
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Moving at Geezer Speed

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2020 in Calvin and Hobbes

 

Are your expectations too high or too low?

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2020 in Calvin and Hobbes

 

A crisis often reveals our true nature

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2020 in Calvin and Hobbes, Culture, Shoe

 
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How a day off should be spent

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2019 in Calvin and Hobbes

 

Serious fun

I think many of us have embraced Calvin’s approach to life. Life is all about fun, so we are told. In fact, I am entitled to as much fun as I can have. So, let’s resist responsibility and just play the day away!

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2019 in Calvin and Hobbes, Culture