Category Archives: creativity

The Mangled Earrings of Joni Eareckson Tada

I once admired the earrings my friend, Ann, was wearing – they were square, smooth, flat, and made of gold. When I remarked how beautiful they were, she replied, “They’re yours!” Ann then proceeded to take them off and put … Continue reading

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Quirky Latin Phrases– Thin Humor

You just never know when your ability to speak Latin might come in handy.  These will pretty much impress your friends. And they certainly are more useful then learning to speak “Klingon” (which is pretty much restricted to “Star Trek” conventions. Thank God.) Phrases … Continue reading

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The God of Coincidences

“For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.” 1 Corinthians 15:25 In the spring of 1995, I was taking my family across the border into Mexico to live. All we owned was what we … Continue reading

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“Fool’s Wisdom”–Malcolm & Alwyn, 1973

Alwyn Wall, Jano Wall and Tom Hooper at Calvary Chapel Melbourne, Florida, playing “Fool’s Wisdom.” Malcolm and Alwyn were a popular British gospel beat music group in the 1970s. They played Beatles-influenced rock music with lyrics reflecting their conversion to … Continue reading

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Just One More Dance

“14 And David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod.” 2 Samuel 6:13-15 When I start to dance, you had better head for higher ground!  I am without question the world’s worst and the … Continue reading

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Creativity: Coloring Outside the Lines

“So God created human beings in his own image.     In the image of God he created them;     male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27  “Christianity is not about learning how to live within the lines; Christianity is about the joy … Continue reading

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