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Tough decisions

Would that all my decisions were this easy.

My struggle is not between good and bad, safety or danger. My struggle is between good and gooder, good and great. My struggle is between what I could do and what I must do, between what I should allow others to do and what only I can do. Safety and danger, those are the easy decisions.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2018 in Personal growth, Zits

 

Of a certain age

True, True. With my leg, getting down is not a problem, but getting back up is a challenge.

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2018 in Aging, Zits

 

Read past the cover

Many people approach the Bible like Pierce approaches The Grapes of Wrath.

They assume they know what it is about without ever truly reading and studying the book. When it comes to Bible study, we need to follow Jeremy’s advice and read past the cover.

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Bible Study, Zits

 

Exam humor

I think some of my students view their weekly quizzes like Jeremy does.

As final exams approach every semester, teachers and students look to different verses in Scripture for hope. (Courtesy of Dallas Theological Seminary)

The verse of the professors, Jeremiah 17:10.- “I . . . search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

The verse of the students, 2 Corinthians 13:6.- “I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test.”

 

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Dallas Theological Seminary, Fun, Zits

 

Thanksgiving humor

A little humor to start the week of Thanksgiving Day.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2017 in B.C., Baby Blues, Fun, Thanksgiving Day, Zits

 

When I was a kid …

Interesting comics this week about the days when technology was not quite so modern.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2017 in Culture, Non-Sequitur, Zits

 

Embracing failure

I came across two statements on failure today. One was in a comic strip and the other in a novel. Both emphasize the importance of embracing failure, albeit for different reasons.

“In order to welcome redemption, one must first embrace the utter hopelessness of failure. For how can a man look for rescue unless he knows he is truly lost?” Stephen R. Lawhead in Pendragon (Pendragon Cycle, Book 4).

Until you admit you are a sinner, you cannot be saved. Until you confess your sins, you cannot be forgiven. Until you acknowledge your weakness, you cannot receive God’s provision.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9–10)

Perhaps failure, or at least acknowledging and embracing it, should become our signature move.

 

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2017 in Quotes, Scripture, Zits