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Why Churches Stall

TakeYourVitaminZ thanked Tim Chester for this (great!) Marcus Honeysett article (’tis hard to accurately thank everyone re: links to links to links in blogland, isn’t it? but I do try …) A Hole in the Fuel Tank? Ten Reasons Why Churches Stall I encourage you to read the entire article (it isn’t long). And to tempt you, here are just …

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Encouragement for the Journey (Literally)

Lots of encouraging things happening in the last few days … I met a sister in Christ on my third flight yesterday. Her name was Phyllis and she performed her flight attendant duties for our little prop-jop full of weary travelers with such a sweet countenance and such genuine kindness that I thought, “I wonder if she is a Christian?” …

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Wisdom in Relationships (HT Tommy Myrick & CCEF)

One of my fb friends, Thomas Knox Myrick, is a young man I don’t really know beyond fb-land, but Fred and I comment on how we’d like to get to know him based on his reading lists and updates (preach it Thomas!). Today he posted a link to a great W. Smith article that I encourage you to read: Wisdom …

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Laughing

I’m going to sleep for the second time tonight—the first didn’t last very long due to my troubled heart. And this time, I’m going to sleep with a smile thanks to TakeYourVitaminZ’s link to this classic Bill Cosby scene: True comedic genius.

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So Good That It’s NOT Me …

I’ve actually been working kind of diligently the last fews days to get ready for this trip (rather than my typical “do everything the night before” pattern). It’s kind of nice—but I can’t really believe I will ultimately shed my procrastinator ways. Seems way to organized and together for how I feel these days. I did have a few ah-hah’s …

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No More My God

No More My God Isaac Watts 1674-1748 No more, my God, I boast no more Of all the duties I have done; I quit the hopes I held before, To trust the merits of Thy Son. Now, for the loss I bear His name, What was my gain I count my loss; My former pride I call my shame, And …

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Such a Thing as Perfection

Vintage Jill Carattini in today’s RZIM Slice of Infinity: Error of a Serious Sort I encourage you to read it slowly. It’s that good. Here’s just a brief excerpt (that you really should read in context to understand its richness and depth): “In deep contrast to such severe or optimistic readings, the Christian view of humanity adds a nuanced dimension …

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Sin is Uglier …

I am praying for UrbanServant and her beloved family as they make the trek to Colorado Springs. (Oh! Do click through and read of God’s glory and work through this dear woman if you are not yet already familiar with her blog. Enjoy! And please also pray for them. I’m really hoping—and taking steps to try!—to be a blessing to …

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Saving Kiki

We don’t have television news on in our home, so we get our information from other sources. Just by reading and listening, however, I know that the airwaves (internet cable thingy waves?) have been inundated with photos and video from Haiti. We have prayed as a family, but we haven’t seen a lot of the live footage of the death …

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Deleted Post

Just a quick note to let “dismayed” know that I have deleted the post from 2006 that motivated his or her criticisms this morning. I stand behind the theology of what I said in the post (I truly believe that God is sovereign, even—especially—over our worst suffering.) However, I also believe that the criticisms are warranted in that, like so …

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