Monthly Archives: February 2019

Politics

Given the current rather bizarre state of politics in my country (“current” meaning any day of any year), it seems like a good time for this: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem God’s Way (Part 1)

Originally posted on My Way Home:
So many people struggle with thinking that they are not good enough (smart enough, attractive enough—check the box that fits). And it’s no wonder, given the mixed messages sent by our culture. On the…

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To Judge or Judge Not: Getting Personal

Part Two (To read Part One, click here) A few years back, a publisher friend named Richard stunned me by announcing, after we’d completed a successful project together, that he would never work with me again. When I asked why, … Continue reading

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To Judge or Judge Not: Facing the Facts

Part One It was 7:00 p.m. on a Halloween night. Amidst a flurry of 6 year old Frozen princesses and 13 year old Walking Dead, our perpetually late letter carrier showed up. My first thought was to drop a candy … Continue reading

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The Divine Formula

Do you remember the Periodic Table of Elements from chemistry class? Pretty cool, but it missed the two most important elements: N1 “They were together N1 (in one) accord, continually devoting themselves to prayer.” ~Acts 1:14 N2 “Then He said … Continue reading

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What the Academy Awards are Really About

The Academy Awards exist to sell tickets, particularly for Hollywood movies. Which is why American studios and American movie stars dominate the event. There’s nothing particularly evil about that; every industry promotes itself. Movies cost megabucks to make, after all, … Continue reading

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The Best Movies of 2018

Part Two To read Part One (Comedies and Action Movies) click here. Best Dramas BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee’s best film in years. Not quite up there with Do the Right Thing or Malcom X, but still fires on all four … Continue reading

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