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Baggage vs. Braggage

“She felt strangely jealous. It suddenly seemed to her that being forgiven was better than believing you had nothing to be forgiven for.” ~The Wishing Map Baggage “We all have baggage. The question is: What baggage can you deal with?” … Continue reading

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The Most Important Vote You’ll Ever Cast

The religious leaders came to Jesus, hoping to trip him up (Mark 12:13-17). Tiberius Caesar, a brooding paranoid who regularly executed those who challenged him, was ruler of the most powerful nation in the world, and was considered by many to … Continue reading

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How to be Free

Francis of Assisi got his first taste of freedom in a prison cell. True freedom lives, if we allow it to, inside of us. As a kid growing up in smog-strangled Los Angeles I heard a radio ditty about a … Continue reading

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Freedom

It has a price: “The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~Thucydides “None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not … Continue reading

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My Declaration

(See below for video) Who doesn’t love fireworks? As a kid, I loved to watch things burn. No, I wasn’t a pyromaniac. Just a boy. (Is there a difference?) I’d douse my old model planes in lighter fluid and stage … Continue reading

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Set Others Free

What is it that God requires? The careful construction of houses of holiness in which to live apart from those who are ‘unclean’? The strict observance of religious ordinances? “You ‘humble’ yourselves by observing the motions of penance,” says the … Continue reading

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Courage Demands Gratitude

Dear Americans, while we enjoy our Memorial Day, may we not fail to remember those whose sacrifices paid for it. Those soldiers, firefighters, police officers and others whose sacrifices have secured the lives and freedoms of Americans and non-Americans alike. … Continue reading

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