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Toby the Turtle

Two True Fables: Part Two To read Part One (Fat Cat) click here. 1960s families loved turtles. Some eventually flushed theirs down the toilet (resulting in an outbreak of sewer-dwelling ninjas). But our neighbors the Cartingers couldn’t bear to part … Continue reading

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Fat Cat

Two True Fables: Part One We didn’t look for cats. They would just show up and say, “I live here now, and you’re going to feed me.” It was a pretty sweet deal, though. They were free, they were cute, … Continue reading

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Dear Humans

“You were called to freedom, but do not use that freedom to indulge the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love. For the entire Law is fulfilled in this one command: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” ~Galatians 5:13-14 … Continue reading

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Lousy God

“You are God!” a Hindu friend told me. “Sorry,” I replied, “but I could never respect a religion with such low standards.”

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The Intersection Between Eternity and the Observable Universe

Originally posted on The Manifold Wisdom of God:
? Hint: It is only a number and Einstein knew it all along. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. But…

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A Movie Scene I’d Like to See

Night on a raging sea. Before us, weathering the storm, is Noah’s Ark. Inside, timbers creak. Noah’s family huddles by lantern light. One of Noah’s three sons has just finished playing the harmonica. There is a pause. Then Noah turns … Continue reading

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Mixed Motives

If it weren’t for mixed motives I’d have no motives at all. I’m an idealist. I want (earnest cliché alert) to make the world a better place. But I’m also a hopeless egoist, and no matter what I do I can … Continue reading

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