Tag Archives: God

Not That I Was “Looking for God.” Or Maybe I Was

Fool’s Odyssey posts can be read as standalones, or in sequence (to do so, begin here). Now, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t exactly “looking for God” or anything. I mean, I was the guy who wrote, “Man makes God in … Continue reading

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What Is Love?

Valentine’s Day has a rep for being shallow, a sales gimmick for the greeting card and candy companies. And it can be that–if we let it. On the other hand, it can be a day for celebrating something bigger and … Continue reading

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Bring Your Umbrella

“Once, all of the villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella. That is faith.” ~Unknown One of the least understood teachings of the Bible … Continue reading

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The Real Thing

“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise!” ~Romans 1:25 Don’t just talk about what’s Real. Show it. Be it.

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Sweeping God’s Porch

Fondation Claude Monet, France – photo by Veronica Reverse (unsplash.com).  Note: This is not what our house currently looks like — I need a tad more time. 16 years ago, my family and I moved from L.A. to Cincinnati, Ohio. … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

Artwork by naradjou14 (deviantart.com) “People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, … Continue reading

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Everything Is a Miracle

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein I was intrigued to learn that the word “possible” in Matthew 19:26 … Continue reading

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A Reason to Hope

Dedicated to Bill Sweeney, his wife Mary and their family Some years are unforgettable, some we wish we could forget. Just as 2001 marked the beginning of an era of fear from terrorism, 2020 marked the beginning of an era … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Want to Be #1

That’s a pretty tabloidy title for a God-oriented guy like me. Maybe not quite up there with “Flying Saucer Lands on White House Lawn!” But the thing is, it’s true. God doesn’t want to be number one in our lives. … Continue reading

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Worlds Without End

There are many reasons to love this verse. But one in particular excites me: Because the original Greek phrase “eon of the eons” means endless time, it’s usually translated “forever and ever.” But since eon also means “world,” the phrase … Continue reading

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