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Rights, opinions, and perspective

A growing debate that is being bantered around is to what degree are you permitted to have differing opinions before they become public concerns. This debate is sometimes subtle while other times far from subtle. The discussion doesn't just surround the receiving or not of the va ...

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Is sin still wrong?

More than a few months ago I wrote a post called “for the wages of sin is death”. This post was far from well-received. And that could be simply that it was not as well written as it could have been. But the idea buried in the post was simple. Sin equals death. · To be completely ...

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Can you hear me?

The Sound of Silence", originally "The Sounds of Silence", is a song by the American music duo, Simon & Garfunkel. The sound of silence is often considered a song about the difficulty of communication. How we talk but never are able to transmit the information. The true absence o ...

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Can you hear me?

The Sound of Silence", originally "The Sounds of Silence", is a song by the American music duo, Simon & Garfunkel. The sound of silence is often considered a song about the difficulty of communication. How we talk but never are able to transmit the information. The true absence o ...

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How is your day?

Each of us face days where, to be honest, we aren't having the best of times. Days that regardless of how we adjust our actions seem to simply go from not so great, to wow this is bad. These are the days that test our ability to “make the best of it”.  · To make the best of a poo ...

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Dipping my toe into a sea of anger

As I sat down to write this morning I considered writing a simple yet angry letter about abortion. But as I thought of what I would say I felt that it would fail to help anyone. Anger does not help any discussion nor does it bring clarity or peace to the procedures. Abortion has ...

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You determine what today is

You determine what today is · Each morning we have the privilege of choosing how we will handle the day. That is not to say we will determine the events of the day, just how we handle them. Each day is a series of events that accumulate into our day and those events are very ofte ...

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The writers struggle

I must admit to an unsettled morning. Not one full of frustration just one filled with thoughts that are perhaps unjust. My attempt to place one thought in front of another has become a complete waste of time, as no coherent series has arisen out of the turmoil of my mind. To wha ...

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Being dumb on purpose?

Since the early 1980's there have been multiple studies looking into the idea of multiple types of intelligence. Whether this is simply the different ways intelligence is displayed or there are indeed eight distinct modes or types of intelligence, I am not sure. Then there are th ...

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Knowing what you believe

I expect most of you if not all of you have had conversations about finding the truth. And I expect you have come across the statement “what is truth”. And I expect most of you have tried to simply explain the definition of truth, such as: · 1a(1): the body of real things, events ...

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The curse of the clock

The curse of the clock · It seems that each day we are controlled by the clock. It dictates our lives calling out and demanding actions in accordance with its timetable. Get up it calls, go to work it demands, action after action it instigates with its constant ticking. Tick toc ...

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Standing the test of time

This is a strange concept, standing the test of time. We often consider books or songs to have stood the test of time if people still enjoy or use them after an extended amount of years. But is that truly surmounting the test or is the phrase, simply that, a phrase? What does the ...

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The future of you

What is the future of you? What do you look forward to? In an ever-changing world that seems to stay the same, what piques your interest? What awaits you? · Now some of you I expect are awaiting retirement as your main goal, your expected future. But honestly what is retirement? ...

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Faith

Hebrews 11:1 teaches that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Faith is hope and evidence. Yet the problem we have is that it is also not tangible; we are unable to touch, taste, or hear it. Faith is a state of rest, a state of knowing. ...

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Practicing a true smile

I was reminded last week of the benefits of smiling. The physical, emotional and, even the social benefits are worth the effort of actually smiling. Now with the mask mandates in place, smiling can be a bit more difficult. But just because something is a bit more difficult does n ...

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Trouble with statistics

For what feels like the majority of my life I have been bombarded with statistics. A set of numbers intended to inform and direct my attention. From the ever-popular 9 out of 10 doctors to the more clinical 30% of the last 43%. You know of what I speak. · But the problem is clear ...

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What actually matters?

A bunch of years ago I wrote a series of essays entitled “The anvils ring”. The most noted and first essay was called the “Blacksmiths Apprentice”. With the last essay being called the “Black Iron Mistress”. This last essay was actually never completed and was in my own opinion ...

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Morning!

Well, once again morning has arrived. It seems to do that on a very regular basis. In fact, it appears to be a very normal event. Surprising given all the hoopla that has been thrown at us for the last year. But here it is again, morning. The opportunity to have a great day and e ...

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Ponder-ments on personal branding

Lately, I have been ruminating on the idea of personal branding. This idea of marketing not a product but self. No longer is the idea to market a product but a reputation. Now I realize that this is far from new. We have simply given it a name. Every con artist has used this met ...

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The purpose driven plume

Today, as I sat down to write, the only consistent thing I could think of was why. Why write anything? Why should I spend the time and thought attempting to place words on a page that generally fail to reach their goal? What goal you might ask, therein lies the problem. What goa ...

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