Category Archives: Quips and Quotes

Brief thoughts. Big ideas.

The Meaning of Life

I don’t usually get choked up over doctrinal statements. But the first time I read this summary of the purpose of human life drafted by the Westminster Assembly, a gathering of English and Scottish clergy in 1646, something in me … Continue reading

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Unexpected Beauty

There’s something suspiciously miraculous about how much unexpected beauty there is in the world. But perhaps more miraculous still is the fact that humans (even those without eyesight) are able to see it. If they only will. (Click on any … Continue reading

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Regrets: Do You Have a Few?

Originally posted on A Better Man:
Think back on the past week. What’s your biggest regret? Did you tell a joke that fell completely flat, or walk into the wrong bathroom by mistake? Now think back longer. We’re guessing that…

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Useless Inventions

Inventions! Where would we be without them? Did you know that money doesn’t grow on trees! Someone actually had to invent it! Why? So we could use it to buy other things that don’t grow on trees, like: Computers! Airplanes! … Continue reading

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Extraordinary God

I prayed for guidance this morning, adding my usual, “Lord, you know I can’t do this without you.” Then I remembered the part I usually forget, “But with you, I can’t fail.”

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What Is It About Doorways?

What is it about doorways? As surely as doors have handles and hinges, they have feelings attached, as well. Wonder. Doubt. Hope. Fear. No doorway is ever just a doorway. It’s an opportunity or an obligation. A way into someone … Continue reading

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Opinions!

I dislike you for the same reason I dislike Former Me & Future Me–because they disagree with Current Me! “My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right!” ~Ashleigh Brilliant    “Do not be angry that you … Continue reading

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