April 2019

The love of Christ

THE LOVE OF CHRIST I saw the news yesterday about the shooting in a synagogue in California. My reaction was much like my reaction to all the horrible news that we’re inundated with constantly; first I winced and swallowed the …

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ONE STUDENT

ONE STUDENT There is only one student in my life, in my world and that is me; everyone else, every situation and condition in my life is a teacher, teaching me the truth about me and my relationship to God. …

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LOVERS AND WISDOM

LOVERS AND WISDOM Once at a party, I found myself in a group of young women discussing the lovers of their life; their past lovers, their present lovers, and the lovers they might choose in the future. You can imagine …

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FORM AND ESSENCE

FORM AND ESSENCE The human brain loves form. However, the heart and soul must inform form, enliven form, and give meaning to form to ensure that the whole truth, the essence of a thing is expressed. So, we must not …

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THE MOMENT

THE MOMENT It was mid-afternoon one beautiful spring day in 1990. I’d been to Nashville to see a friend and was headed home to Lebanon about 20 miles east on Interstate 40. My old worn out VW bus seemed to …

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GRANDDADDY

GRANDDADDY Stories, White Hair, and Chocolate Cake My granddaddy always referred to God as the All Mighty or All Mighty God but, to my knowledge, he never went to church. He was one of those people who, as far as …

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