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If You Really Knew Me, Would You Still Love Me?

“If you really knew me, would you still love me?” When Pastor Chuck Hayes stated the question, it clarified for me how to define authentic Christian community. What am I looking for? I’m looking for the community where the answer … Continue reading

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Buddha’s 3 Essentials for Happiness

Dick Van Dyke in his book My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business addresses the three essentials to a happy life according to Buddha. You need to find a work to do. You need to find something to … Continue reading

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Do You Love People and Use Things or Love Things and Use People?

My friend Jon has Ice-Breaker Friday at his blog Jon Stolpe Stretched. He recently asked, “If you could make a playlist of your favorite songs, what five songs would make the list?” I answered then read other people’s answers. Later … Continue reading

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3 Observations About an Encounter With the Living God

What if you alone survived a horrific accident? What if, during the three days you remained in a coma, you glided into eternity then later awoke to find yourself in a hospital bed with no recollection of the past 72 … Continue reading

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Does Your Competitive Streak Sometimes Kill the Joy of Community?

I got greedy. I wanted to end the morning with a win. Let the band strike up, “We Are the Champions,” because we’re marching into the weekend as the victors. We’d won every game of the morning’s basketball session. One … Continue reading

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The Puppy-Turtle Love Theory

“So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him…” (Luke 15:20a NIV) I want to offer my puppy-turtle-love theory for the ONE’s front-porch wait. Note the word … Continue reading

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Friends, We Have a Leak!

Music! I hear music in my head. Gorgeous music, joyful music, fantastic you-never-heard-this-before music, the kind of music that would make your heart dance. I have only two problems (only two? That’d be my wife’s response). First, in my head … Continue reading

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