Category Archives: For Pastors and Teachers

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Don’t Use Me

Note: this post includes frank talk about sexuality. Five years ago, in the fall of 2017, following revelations about movie mogul and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo Movement exploded into public consciousness. Since then, many women (and a some … Continue reading

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The Perfect Church Service

“The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.” ~C.S. Lewis “I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD. They will be My people, … Continue reading

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How Blessed…

“How blessed are those who ignore the advice of the corrupt, who resist the companionship of the wicked, who refuse to become jaded toward others; who delight instead in the teachings of the LORD and in meditating upon His truths … Continue reading

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55 Years Ago

It was the autumn of 1967, and we’d just come off the Summer of Love. My buddy Marc and I had searched for a rumored “Love-in” somewhere in L.A.’s Griffith Park, but never found it. I was enamored with the … Continue reading

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World Kindness Day

Originally posted on Driving Toward the Morning Sun:
November 13 is World Kindness Day, which was established in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement.? The idea and importance of kindness is of course, much older, as well as the struggle…

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Scheduling Happiness

Thought for the Week It was 1987 and, thanks to the tremendous growth of the mutual fund into which I’d wisely poured our money, we were taking our first real vacation together. It was autumn, and so we’d opted for … Continue reading

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If You Know the Way…

“Live life with a due sense of responsibility, not as those who do not know the meaning of life, but as those who do.” ~Ephesians 5:15 In other words: If you know the way, show the way. †

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Are All Sins the Same?

Thought for the Week It’s election week in my country, so it seemed an appropriate time to post this, although the point extends far beyond politics. Infinitely far, you might say. Are all sins the same? God seems to thinks … Continue reading

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My Spiritual Growth Plan

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JFK, C.S. Lewis, a PE Coach and Me

Above (L to R): JFK; Drama team holiday show with buddy Rory on the far left, co-star Mike at the podium, and me (center) as a rather skinny department store Santa; Coach Sebbo; C.S. Lewis. My Real Memoir Two Jacks … Continue reading

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