Love Is All You Need

In 1967 the Beatles released the song “Love Is All You Need”, which contained the now familiar lyrics “All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need”. As hopeful as those lyrics are, I don’t think that the writers, Paul Mccartney and John Lennon understood, […]

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Step By Step

“they can be steps… not up, but away”

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2014 Retrospective

I watched the movie “Live, Die, Repeat” recently, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It’s kind a like a military, sci-fi version of “Groundhogs Day” but with a lot fewer laughs and a lot more action. It got me thinking… in light of the New Year, about all the events of the […]

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Running The Race, Forgetting Why.

People are running. Running for this, running for that, busy, busy, running. We are engaged in all variety of activities, be it sports, entertainment, self improvement, working, etc. Our days are full, but for many, our hearts are empty. It’s like we are running a race with no goal in mind -a race with no […]

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New Years

Wednesday marks 28 years of living without drugs and alcohol in my life. They have been good years. This Spring will be my 27th year of life with Christ –something even better. I like to look back, remembering pretty vividly what the occasions of change looked like. Both were at my own bedside, in my […]

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“Why God, Why?”

The tragic murders at Sandy Hook Elementary have spawned a lot of questions. Reading through tweets and Facebook posts, you see a variety of responses. I’ve answered some questions privately, and tried to make some comments on friends posts, but I wanted to give what I think is a biblical perspective, answering as best I […]

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What “Amish Mafia” Teaches Us

I know, it’s a crazy title isn’t it, “Amish Mafia,” really? It’s the one that the Discovery Channel folks gave to their new shocking reality series about the inner workings of a gang of thugs who protect the interests of a group of Amish in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was promoted well enough, that I […]

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