Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Question About Discernment and Discipline

Question:  “What if the “desire to excel” isn’t the motivation in allowing sinners into the church? We invite our unsaved friends (worldlings) to church and hope they repent. Sometimes that takes a long time! Is this intervening or being missional? … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: Chocolate

Chocolate Understood: Funny Quotes In the beginning, the Lord created chocolate, and he saw that it was good. Then he separated the light from the dark, and it was better. Hell hath no fury like a woman who has sworn … Continue reading

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Thinking Without My “Tin Foil Hat”

  As we think of mental illness beginning, an immediate question arises:  what is “serious” mental illness, and how is it different from “regular” mental illness? Some may even ask if there is any difference .  We must educate ourselves, through our … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: Children’s Letters to God

We love our children (those little angels!) and really do see them as a gift from God to us.  They are part of the reason why we take our meds, stay sober and deal with our depression. Below are examples … Continue reading

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Almighty Father

“Almighty Father, Son and Holy Ghost, eternal and ever blessed gracious God; to me the least of saints, to me allow that I should keep a door in paradise.   That I may keep the smallest door, the furthermost, the darkest, coldest … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: Two Stories

Sunday Funnies:  Two Stories   Chocolate Chip Cookies An elderly man lay dying in his bed. In death’s agony, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and … Continue reading

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Photo: The Power of Unity

Photo:  The Power of Unity When we come together, we receive from a shared strength, common to every believer.  Connected, we are resilient and strong, and it takes a very great deal to incapacitate us.  It seems that we are … Continue reading

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