Monthly Archives: December 2019

New Year’s Traditions Around the World

New Year’s traditions vary wildly from culture to culture, although almost all include the Three F’s: food, fun and fireworks. Oh, yeah, and ways to assure good luck in the coming year. Whatever your traditions, may your New Year (and … Continue reading

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Are Christians Hypocrites?

“I don’t go to church because churches are full of hypocrites!” This is an increasingly common sentiment. But is it true? Are churches full of hypocrites? Duh. Are AA meetings full of alcoholics? I’m a Christian, though I rarely use … Continue reading

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The Path

“Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ~John 8:12 ~from The Confessions of Peter (a six monologue series by Mitch Teemley)

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Worldviews “Glassified”

Worldviews dominate our era. The motto of the present time could be, “Everyone’s worldview is valid, only mine is valider.” The old glass-is-half-full/glass-is-half-empty metaphor seems like an effective way of “glassifying” some prominent worldviews. Optimism – The glass is ½ … Continue reading

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Time to Reflect?

The end off the year is a time of reflection for me. Is it for you? Remember that while peaceful times are pleasant, they are also static. It’s trials that cause us to grow–but only when we allow them to. … Continue reading

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Christmas Forever!

Most westerners think of the Christmas season as the period between late November and December 25th. But technically that was Advent. The season of Christmas begins on December 25th. Does it matter? Yes. The reason is in the words themselves: … Continue reading

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Christmas Around the World

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ~Hamilton Wright Mabie (Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slideshow) “And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let … Continue reading

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