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Sin is like…

Sin is like a man jumping into a well. His act is eternal, leaving no hope of escape. Only Jesus, by His immense love through the redemptive Incarnation, can throw a rope down the well to save the man. The man must choose to take hold of this rope, that is, to repent and turn […]

An Orthodox & a Pomergent Converse

Part of a conversation between an Eastern Orthodox and a Pomergent: Karl:  So if we want the truths…, we have to look for them in an “uncontaminated” system. robbymac:  However, good luck finding an “uncontaminated” source other than the Bible! Mankind and our sinfulness gets in the way too easily—hence the need for discernment. Karl:  […]

And the Rainbow Said

The sky was overcast and gray all day, threatening to rain, but never following through except for an occasional drizzle. In the evening, the clouds broke near the western horizon. The golden setting sun peeked under the clouds, making all that part of the sky warm and glowing. The sun appeared to say, “I was […]

Time, Prayer, and the Body of Christ – Part 2

Faith is daring of the soul to go farther than it can see. — William Newton Clarke See Part 1. To no fault of our own, humans are largely stuck with the idea that time is a linear sequence of events. Things happen one after the other. Yesterday was, today is, and tomorrow will be. […]

An Analogy

Redemption, Reconciliation, Liberation ::: Love, Peace, Energy ::: Father, Son, Holy Spirit

Time, Prayer, and the Body of Christ – Part 1

Time and Space are not the ultimate reality. Let’s set the stage with a simple story. In a marvelous little book by Edwin Abbott called Flatland, the main character is a geometric figure called A. Square. He is a mathematician and inhabits a place called Flatland, a two-dimensional plane or flat surface not unlike the […]

René Descartes walks into a bar…

René Descartes walks into a bar and has a drink. The bartender asks him, “Would you like another?” Descartes pauses and says, “I think not,” and promptly disappears. The bartender is enlightened. I just knew it. Descartes had his famous saying backwards. 🙂(joke via Whiskey River)

Have You Found My Lost Domain Name?

A poser: Is losing your domain name, even temporarily, analogous to losing your driver’s license? Every year about this time, a month before renewal, my domain registrar always seems to screw things up with my domain name. (The cowpi.com part of the address.) And as a result, my website goes off line for a couple […]

Isn’t It Funny?

Edited from an email circular… Isn’t it funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell? Isn’t it funny how we believe what the newspapers or TV news say, but question what the Bible says? Isn’t it funny how everyone wants to go to heaven […]

Strange Coincidence?

In the Thursday night re-run episode of Joan of Arcadia called “The Uncertainty Principle”, God tells Joan to ask a troubled and lonely guy to a dance, a bully that no one likes. Joan:  Well, you never told me to ask evil out on a date before. God:  Evil is not a word to use […]

Stress Test

The attached photo was used in a case study on stress level at St. Mary’s Hospital. In the photo, you will see two dolphins jumping out of the water. The dolphins are identical. A closely monitored, scientific study revealed that in spite of the fact that the dolphins are identical, a person under stress would […]

A Sad Note

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person which went unnoticed last week. Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote “The Hokey Pokey”, died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was […]

Somebody Said About Mothers

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby …somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, normal is history. Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct …somebody never took a three-year-old shopping Somebody said being a mother is boring …somebody never rode […]

And for Something Completely Random

Five easy steps…to randomness: Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 23. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence as a comment on my blog. Post the text of the sentence on your own blog, along with these instructions. My quote: Provided that any of those neighbours sing out of […]

An Optical Illusion

This is a cool optical illusion, based on persistence of vision. (Thanks to Emily.) Follow these instructions: Relax and concentrate on the four small dots in the middle of the picture below for about 30-40 seconds. Close your eyes, or look at a wall near you (any smooth, single colored surface should do). You will […]

Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide

From a toxic chemical alert (via Anders): Dihydrogen monoxide is an colorless, odorless, tasteless chemical that can be deadly if accidentally inhaled. Oh great! Some other chemical we need to be worried about. Here are just some of the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO), also known as hydroxyl acid: major component of acid rain contributes […]

The Most…

Received this in an email. Seems worth passing along. The most destructive habit . . . . . . . . . . . . . Worry The greatest Joy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving The greatest loss . . . . […]

More on the Movie

A few comments about particulars of the movie, The Passion of the Christ… Warning: If you have not seen the movie, there are spoilers below.

The Embrace

On a retreat this past weekend, there were a lot of hugs (and tears). I loved to watch this one particular girl give hugs. She had this way about her that made it seem like she and the other person were the only two people in the whole universe. It was as if she was […]

Amusing Little Comments

There have been certain temptations I have managed, by the grace of God, to avoid while writing this web journal. One of them has been not to look at the statistics of visitors to this site. A big part of me does not want to know how many people read my journal for fear that […]

What Color are Your Eyes?

I walked into Braums Ice Cream store this evening to buy a gallon of ice cream for the holidays and to pick up a sundae for my wife. Nothing usual in this except that I was wearing a bright pink t-shirt. Like any normal, red-blooded American male, I do not usually wear pink. I was […]

Seems Normal to Me

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