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Healthy Self-Confidence

I met a young US Marine this past weekend.  He exuded an appealing level of self-confidence.  He was erect, he spoke courteously, and he had a bearing that said that here is a person who is capable of leading.  He … Continue reading

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You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

“You are stronger than you give yourself credit for.” Some people who know me well have told me variations of this same thing. I’ve been returning to that thought repeatedly recently. In a Bible study at church yesterday a man … Continue reading

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That Which Doesn’t Kill You

…makes you stronger. This is what my sons’ basketball coach tells them as he pushes them hard. This quote juxtaposed against my analysis of my Mennonite upbringing offers a new and refreshing perspective. It is a good quote because it … Continue reading

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O How He Loves Us!

Two Contrasting Truths Within Christian theology there are two great truths that seem to stand in conflict with each other. On the one hand we know that within our fallen nature there is no good thing. Across the world and … Continue reading

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On the Emmaus Road

They had just come through one of the most traumatic experiences of their lives.  Jesus was gone!  Their HOPE had died.  And so they walked along, dejected, cast down, discouraged, disillusioned, and they discussed this.  Neither one could give comfort … Continue reading

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In your head or in your heart?

“Is what you’re saying just in your head, or is it in your heart?” It is a question I ask myself often.  Maybe too often.  So let’s stop and think about this for a bit. What is the difference between … Continue reading

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Train up a child

Note: This is a conversational post about Mennonite sub-culture.  It is not about “training up a child” for Jesus. From where I sit in my accounting office I can see across the parking lot to the Jubilee Thrift Store, in Myerstown, Pennsylvania.  … Continue reading

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