Category Archives: Religion/Faith

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Q. What’s wrong with this picture? A. It should have been you (and me). “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” ~Romans 3:23 “But God proves His love for us in this: that while we … Continue reading

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Death Loses

We are born in the shadow of death. No one gets out of here alive. But 2,000 years ago, Jesus signed Death’s death warrant. On the night before his crucifixion he taught his disciples to live in the light of this new … Continue reading

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Parable of the Sailboat

Most of my dreams are “mad libs,” the organized part of my mind attempting to construct a narrative out of disparate snippets. But every now and then I receive what could actually be considered a message. My life was at … Continue reading

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Dear God

Actual Kids’ Letters to God Dear God… “Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t You just keep the ones You already made?” ~Jane “In school they told us what You do. Who does it … Continue reading

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Carrying Treasures into the Light

My Featured Blogger this week is journalist turned teacher Nancy E. Head. I held off featuring her for some time because she doesn’t use Reblog buttons. But I couldn’t wait any longer, because she’s simply one of my favorite online … Continue reading

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Willpower vs. Wordpower

Willpower! It’s the key to rebooting our lives, to making all of our bad habits go away and all of our dreams come true. Right? And for people of faith, it’s the key to stopping “that behavior I’m ashamed of” … Continue reading

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Dishonest Prayers

Back when I was an atheist, I thought this progressively self-centered mock-prayer by Piet Hein* (below) summed up the essence of faith, that prayer was, in fact, nothing more than a method of brownnosing God in order get what we … Continue reading

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