Archive for July, 2011

Puns

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

“Please tell me you meant that” I will say after hearing a pun. I hear the pun, but that does not mean they mean it. Often they are not wise to their own wisecrack. Puns, witticisms, and such are not the inventions of Americans with a warped sense of humor. These puns and plays on […]

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By The Will of God

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Paul claiming that he is, “an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will” is not simply a throw-away line in introducing himself to the Colossians who he has never met (1.4). Neither is it simply a title of superior rank. There is no rising in ranks in Christianity, just becoming what we are not by […]

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What Would Your Nickname Be?

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Nicknames can be uplifting, fun or derisive.  Some, called diminutives, are simply altered forms of formal names – Nick is a nickname short for Nicolas.  Perry is short for Perrynoid.  Parents often give nicknames to their children…and no I will not embarrass mine…at least this time.  Sports are filled with nicknames – Do you know […]

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Preach the Scriptures

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

While reading a gospel magazine, I kept noticing I wasn’t reading something.  Most every article has the same void. In fact seventy-five percent have the same flaw – no scriptures. And remember, this was supposed to be a gospel magazine. So I e-mail the editor of the magazine. His response is that scriptures never prescribe […]

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Not About Me

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Me, me, me…I can easily get interested in something if it is about me. The interest can soar or sour depending upon what is said…gossip hurts…praise feels good.  If we are in a room and all of a sudden our name is mentioned…oh so softly…in a corner…we can hear it clear across the room. I […]

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