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Eating Eternity

Eating Eternity Being Italian, bread has always been important to me. Especially those big, crusty loaves with the rounded ends that reminded me as a boy of my grandmother’s elbows. Hot, chewy bread flowing with olive oil, garlic and cheese or simply slathered with sweet, creamy butter. Filling and satisfying to a poor family with […]

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Coming Into the Kingdom

Coming into the Kingdom Sam Clemens (Mark Twain) gave Christianity a tough time in his humorous stage shows and writings. It wasn’t true Christianity he mocked but its hypocritical, stodgy practices. Clemens not only wrote about Tom Sawyer. He was Tom Sawyer. And he didn’t tell the half, such as his prank on friends…and enemies…of […]

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Finding Our Father

Finding Our Father I have probably spent over a thousand dollars for books over the last few years pursuing three advanced degrees. And yet just two words anyone can read for free in any library or online or in a dusty Bible somewhere in their home contain more theology and more wisdom and awe than […]

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Four Days of the Lamb

Take a lamb into your home. Feed him and raise him. Bond with him. Then slit the throat of the innocent lamb to pay for your sins. Spread the blood of the lamb in the middle of the top of your front door post and about shoulder height on the side door posts so they […]

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The Way to Pray

The Way to Pray Where I work we train civilian pastors turned Army officers (which makes them chaplains) how to pastor soldiers wherever they are in the Army. Chapel, desert, jungle, it doesn’t matter. They already are qualified pastors. We don’t teach them how to pray. They had to be certified by their denomination how […]

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Blah Blah Blah Blocked Blessings

Blah Blah Blah Blocked Blessings My father never let things like having six kids (that we know of) and one wife (that we know of) to house and feed cramp his style. So after spending all of the money at the racetrack that my mother earned working at RCA all day, he thought it was […]

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Secrets and Snuggles

Secrets and Snuggles Why should a strange man in a mall have more fun than you? Every year children literally line up in malls across the United States to snuggle into the laps of strange men with fake beards they are told will give them the secret desires of their hearts. Parents will say no […]

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Horns and Hands

Horns and Hands JESUS is giving examples of how we can be mature in living the changed Life He gives by following Him so we attract people to Him, not drive them away. It doesn’t matter whether people were literally blowing horns in the street when giving to the poor in ancient Israel. Even today […]

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One Wonderful Word: When

One Wonderful Word: When Bible scholars will tell you, and I agree, that you should never build an entire message on one word in Scripture. This is the way of barterers of “breakthroughs” like TD Jakes, Joel Olsteen, and others who take words out of context and sell you entire DVD collections of their deadly […]

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Christ and Contradictions

Christ of Contradictions JESUS has been teaching on a mountainside for maybe an hour. And He already seems to be contradicting Himself. He started off telling those who follow Him not to hide the changes that will happen to them if they give their lives to Him. He says to let the changes the Holy […]

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