Category Archives: Quips and Quotes

Brief thoughts. Big ideas.

Person to Person

  Thought for the Week How often do we get stuck on numbers. I know I do, thinking that unless I can sweep across the land like a good-deeds crop duster, eradicating all the world’s pain and suffering (or ignorance, … Continue reading

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Don’t Trust God?

“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” ~Romans 8:35 “For we know that God works all things together for the good of those who … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Autumns

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit:
Here where I live in northern Colorado USA, the seasons are beginning to change. Summer is graciously bowing to receive her well-earned accolades while fall stands just off-stage awaiting her cue. Warm-ups and…

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It’s Monday. Go for It!

Thought for the Week The two greatest causes of disappointment in life are: 1) Taking risks and 2) Not taking risks “Sometimes it’s riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you’re guaranteeing is that things will stay the same.” … Continue reading

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Real Life

“Awake, O sleeper, arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” ~Ephesians 5:14 “For if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” ~John 8:36 †

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Ten Ways Small Groups Can Save You

Originally posted on Colleen Scheid:
Churches are always trying to get people to join groups of eight to twelve people who meet regularly. They call them ‘small groups’ or ‘growth groups’ or ‘house groups’. One church called them ‘lambs groups’,…

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Remain Free

“To be risen with Christ means not only that one has a choice and that one may live by a higher law – the law of grace and love – but that one must do so. The first obligation of … Continue reading

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Masters of Sarcasm

If colleges offered degrees in Sarcasmology, a huge percentage of students would change their major. Others learn through on-the-job training from snarky parents, bosses, and especially friends. Still, with or without the diploma to prove it, here are some graduate-level … Continue reading

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Floppy Fish Fingers

I was getting my food delivered long before COVID made it cool. I avoid supermarkets in much the same way that Chris Witty avoids blinking. I’ve just never been comfortable in that environment. Everything seems to so easily wind me…

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Our Greatest Enemy

Thought for the Week Being your true self is a major contemporary cultural objective. But it’s almost always couched in terms of overcoming some kind of external pressure. True, outward adversaries are real. Yet the greatest challenge to knowing our … Continue reading

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