Tag Archives: eternity

Forgetting What Lies Behind

Photo by Michael Atkins “Forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 3:13-14 † Note: British American actor, biographer, film producer Douglas … Continue reading

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We Have All the Time in the World

My Real Memoir The year I turned ten, I saw MGM’s The Time Machine and immediately became obsessed with the idea of time travel. I held my breath in the end when inventor George returned to the future to make … Continue reading

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Big Choices Are Hard

Thought for the Week “Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, … Continue reading

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I Am of the Sky

I am of the earth say my feet I am of wood and stone say my hands I am of sky and clouds say my eyes I am of the stars says my heart I am of eternity says my … Continue reading

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When God Does (and Doesn’t) Provide

Thought for the Week This Thought for the Week consists of a video recorded yesterday morning at a local church. As part of a series on our Creator’s provision, and as a follow-up to the previous week’s message, “When God … Continue reading

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What We Will Be

Image courtesy of backiee.com “There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all… It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe… The impression of design is overwhelming” ~Paul Davies, … Continue reading

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Redeeming All Hallows Eve

     “If we are honest, we acknowledge that we are dying throughout our life, and this is what we learn if we are attentive: grace is found at the depths and in the death of everything.”        … Continue reading

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The Logic of Dreams

Thought for the Week There’s a sort of “dream logic” by which most people live their lives, an unchallenged belief in what will be, even while living solely for what is, or rather for what seems to be. For what … Continue reading

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What if Our Conception is Wrong?

My Featured Blogger this week is Gordon Couch, aka “Rocky,” of The Fractured Rock. Rocky is a retired businessman, world traveler, and longtime teacher at his church. He and his wife of 50 years have the foothills of Tennessee’s spectacular … Continue reading

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Gone Forever

Ghost towns, abandoned cities, temples dedicated to forgotten gods. They were once home to hundreds, even thousands. What happened? Nature struck–from the volcanic devastation of ancient Pompeii to the complete elimination by wildfire just last week of Greenville, California. Sometimes … Continue reading

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