Catching up

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The GIGO Principle

I was first introduced to the GIGO principle by one of my oldest friends when we were kids. He was considerably smarter than I was and exceptionally gifted when it came to working with computers. He explained to me that the GIGO principle was ‘garbage in, garbage out.’ What he meant was that if youContinue reading “The GIGO Principle”

Living the Resurrection: Paul

As we continue in our series on the resurrections of various biblical characters, let’s do a little recap. Two weeks ago, we talked about Moses and how he went through a series of different identities to become what God had in store for him, each of which led him to a different place and relationshipsContinue reading “Living the Resurrection: Paul”

Making the Most of It

So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity…Don’t act thoughtlessly but understand what the Lord wants you to do. – Ephesians 5:15-17 The world is an odd place right now. It is currently being held hostage by an organism that measuresContinue reading “Making the Most of It”

Finding the Annus Mirabilis

The world has faced many disease pandemics from the earliest civilizations to our present day. While most of these have brought chaos and uncertainty, something interesting happened during England’s last modern experience with plague. London’s plague of 1665-16666 was potentially shipped there on cotton barges from Amsterdam in the Netherlands sometime in 1665. As itContinue reading “Finding the Annus Mirabilis”

The Story: Life and Then Some

It’s not what you think…it’s better. One of my favorite expressions is ‘adventures in missing the point.’ It’s a fun little phrase used to relay the idea that someone is misinterpreting or misunderstanding a situation. Most of the time people use it when someone does something ridiculously, obviously out of touch with the situation. KindContinue reading “The Story: Life and Then Some”

Musings – New Directions

  Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. 1 Peter 2:2-3 This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that peopleContinue reading “Musings – New Directions”

The Road VII

Bad Contact I have had glasses since I got my first pair of readers senior year of high school. I started wearing glasses all the time in my early twenties and I have never worn or tried to wear contacts. When I was in high school, I tried to put a lens in for someContinue reading “The Road VII”

Change and Growth

I ran across this in article called Why Do People Hate Change? earlier this week, Why do people hate change? Because most people feel comfortable doing what they have always been doing. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” they say. Psychologically speaking, it’s not just that people fear change, (although they absolutely do) It’sContinue reading “Change and Growth”

Drowning and Other Impediments to Life

When I was about thirteen or so, I nearly drowned. Okay, maybe I wasn’t really in as much danger as I thought but I was pretty sure at the time I was drowning. It certainly felt that way. It happened one summer afternoon when my sister was invited to go swimming at a friend’s house.Continue reading “Drowning and Other Impediments to Life”