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Simple, honest explorations of God's Word that seek to discover truth and light for our lives.
Where is meaning found?  (Part 1 of “IMUD” Series)

Where is meaning found? (Part 1 of “IMUD” Series)

C.S. Lewis’ book entitled Abolition of Man gives us some important thoughts on the meaning of “meaning.”  Three key points include: 1—Meaning is not to be found only in ones inner perception of a thing. 2—Another person’s interpretation of my perception of a thing very much depends, to use another phrase from another of Lewis’ Continue reading Where is meaning found? (Part 1 of “IMUD” Series)

James through the Eyes of George (Part 4)

James through the Eyes of George (Part 4)

Now let’s move to the first section of our passage: 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”  George had BIG plans, BIG dreams, BIG hopes…It’s a human tendency to make plans….to strategize our lives.  We seem Continue reading James through the Eyes of George (Part 4)

Am I blessed?

Chapter 5 of Matthew Gospel has a title that usually says something like “Sermon on the Mount” or something similar.  Whether we see it primarily as preaching or teaching or just Jesus spontaneously sharing wisdom one things is clear–this was heavy stuff!  This was not a feel-good , follow-me-and-everything-will-be-great message.  There was no hint of Continue reading Am I blessed?

James through the Eyes of George (Part 3)

James through the Eyes of George (Part 3)

George was the richest man in town, not because of his money…but his heart.  “No man is a failure who has friends,” Clarence notes…..and from that perspective, Mr. Potter is the poorest, unhappiest, and biggest failure of them all. Let’s look at the Scripture again through the eyes George….but as we do, put yourself in Continue reading James through the Eyes of George (Part 3)

James through the Eyes of George (Part 2)

James through the Eyes of George (Part 2)

So, George stays in Bedford Falls and gives his travel and college money to his little brother Harry. Harry, goes to university and becomes a football star. George gets married to to a childhood sweetheart, and stays in Bedford Falls. Harry meets a young woman from the big city whose father offers him a high-paying Continue reading James through the Eyes of George (Part 2)