Monthly Archives: August 2018

IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Christ–The Power of God

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Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?”Pontus Pilate asked Jesus at His trial.

The power in Jesus’ day resided in Rome. Everyone knew it. Their empirical rule reached across the known world. The power was evident in their army. Their outposts of culture. Their massive building programs. Their roads. And, of course, their ruler. He was Pontifex Maximus.

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Blessing One Another

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In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy demanded that Linus change the TV channel.  “What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?  asks Linus  “These five fingers,” says Lucy.  “Individually they’re nothing but when I curl them together like this into a single fist they form a weapon that is terrible to behold.”

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4 Lessons Learned from the Titanic

Hopefully we’re not going to suffer ship wreck this week But thought I might re-blog this post for your reading pleasure and encouragement today

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1932 --- Sinking of the Titanic by Willy Stoewer --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

“God himself could not sink this ship,” replied a deck hand as Sylvia Caldwell marveled at the majesty of the great Titanic and wondered aloud if it really was unsinkable as advertised.

Talk about famous last words!

It was on this day 104 years ago, April 15, 1912, that the “Unsinkable Ship” sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg late on the 14th.  1517 people died in that disaster.

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The Holiness of Sexuality

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“HOLY SEX” were the first two words that Dr. Tom Hamilton, a Florida College professor, uttered yesterday in his lecture “Not in Passion of Lust.”

In the lecture book Tom wrote, “If Christians were honest with themselves, “holy sex” sounds like the greatest of all oxymorons. In any number of church buildings, the word ‘sex’ is yet to be mentioned (unless it is spelled ‘sects’), being considered a taboo topic for public proclamation.” Continue reading

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When A Kiss Is More Than Just A Kiss

Yesterday, I shared with my marriage class the 10 emotional needs from Dr. Willard Harley’s book HIS NEEDS HER NEEDS.  He says five are typically male needs and the other five are female needs. He writes that meeting theses needs will “affair proof your marriage.” He also affirms that when you discover your own needs and identify your mate’s needs that it will “deepen your love and desire for each other.”

So, last night I come home and find a face book notification from an old friend and former college room-mate, David Lewis, who by the way writes a great blog (http://themannaman.wordpress.com).  The post was from Jani Ortlund’s blog entitled “The Six Second Kiss.”  Here’s what she wrote.  Continue reading

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HOME IMPROVEMENT: COMMUNICATION

HomeImprovement.2One evening a man and his wife called another couple to see what they were doing. “Oh,” said the other wife, “we’re just drinking coffee and talking.” As she hung up the phone, she demanded, “Why don’t we ever do that?

They’re just drinking coffee and talking.” Her husband said, “So make a pot of coffee.” Continue reading

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Beta Marriage: Another Bad Idea

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“Getting married is so much more weighted today, I get the impulse to want to test it,” says Hannah Seligson, the 31-year-old married author of A Little Bit Married, about 20-somethings and long-term unmarried relationships.

Now there’s a new solution.  Beta Marriage! Continue reading

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