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The Human Predicament

What is the greatest human predicament?  I'm venturing a guess that most would answer along the lines of disease, war, hunger, poverty, etc... But that's not it. The greatest human predicament is so massive and inevitable a predicament, a fate that befalls us all,...

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At The End of It

"... but what will you do at the end of it?" What will you do at the end of it? Good advice when contemplating any engagement or decision.  What will it lead to?  Is it a place you ultimately want to go or end up?  If not, then perhaps go a different direction....

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Ten Commandments For Today – Three

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” Vain - Without real significance, value, or importance. This commandment for the longest time has meant for me be careful how you use the...

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Ten Commandments For Today – Two

"You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth." Okay, lets take a look at commandment 2. God has set the initial foundation...

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Ten Commandments For Today – One

"You shall have no other gods before me" The Ten Commandments... The Ten Commandments get a bad rap today. I’ll be the first to admit though that I myself when hearing about them often think, “old... outdated... a bad movie...” But recently, after spending...

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Rest

"Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Are you weary?  I...

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What’s Underneath?

I recently dug up this picture from a hike I went on soon after a number of rain falls in L.A. The rain had exposed some beautiful sediment layers under the normal brown dusty path. I thought, who knew that was underneath the path we constantly walk. We've...

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Influence

What influences your life and growth?  These trees, having grown with a constant ocean breeze, look as if the breeze is blowing even when it's not.  So too, our lives take on the shape of the influences we surround ourselves with.  The things we look at, listen to,...

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Another Way

There is another way to live and there is another country to live in... This other country and it’s way of life was in the works from long ago. It started when God, as he interacted with some of the first people who acknowledged him said, 'I will build a nation for...

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A Good Life Coach

Do you have a life coach? All of us do actually, many life coaches, whether we realize it or not. Some of our more famous life coaches are Oscar Meyer, Coke, Maybelline, Nike... Or how about the ones we consciously listen to: Oprah, Trump, Hillary... There are so many...

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The World Has Hated Them…

"And the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world." ~John 17:14 To my fellow humans who think you are loosing your rights, are being persecuted, or think that the world hates you: maybe they do. The real question that many...

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