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Originally posted January 6, 2009: 1 Corinthians 4:7 - For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? Those are 3 good questions to start the day off with. Who sees anything different in you? There is a sense in which we are unique,

Seasonal Autopilot

I came across the following quote at For The Church’s website: “There is a great danger this Christmas season of missing the point. And I'm not referring simply to idolatrous consumption and materialism. I'm talking about Christmas religiosity. It is very easy around this time to set up our Nativity scenes, host our Christmas
Originally posted January 6, 2009: We have a saying in the football locker-room: "Bug the ones you like!" You have to have thick skin in a locker-room. Teammates are constantly poking fun, mocking, teasing, fooling, and bothering one another. But it is important to remember that if someone is "ragging" on you, it is probably because he likes

Sparrows, Sproul, Hymns, and Providence

This morning, while on the treadmill, I read a booklet written by R. C. Sproul entitled Does God Control Everything? which is part of an excellent series authored by Sproul called “The Crucial Questions Series”. On a side note, these are perfect for reading on the treadmill. I can read them on my iPad in 45-50 minutes which is a