Browsing All posts tagged under »salvation«

Mammon

March 15, 2013

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In the synoptic gospels there is a story of a certain man who came to the Master seeking to know what he should do to inherit or gain eternal life. The Master reviewed the commandments in a quick recitation of the well-known steps to heaven, worn by the feet of the children of Abraham since the time of Moses, […]

Which Side of the Lines? Wheat or Tares? Choose.

September 7, 2012

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For more than a month I’ve felt driven in family times each evening to talk to my teens (I have five still at home) about asking more of themselves. We can get up each day, brush our teeth, put on clothes, go do our thing, come home and relax, go do fun stuff, and go […]

You’re A Peach

August 18, 2012

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Today I spent the morning at the cannery doing peaches and learned something about the fellowship of the saints. We arrived early, watched the safety video, hairnetted and gloved and earplugged, and then waited to be assigned our spot on the production line. The lead looked at me and asked me if I minded getting […]

You Had to Be There

April 23, 2011

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I laid on the floor of her bedroom and played with my granddaughter today when I was supposed to be putting her down for her nap. Her smile was transforming, her laugh made me feel like the world was right, and her eyes when they would search me out to grin assured me that we […]

Alms

March 31, 2011

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In the richest country in the world, we are a society of beggars. I was shaken by this realization several months ago when I heard a leader of a wonderful international change organization (aka “charity”) say that they had chosen in a management “rethink” to withdraw from their traditional fundraising. Why? Because they were in […]