Parent update – and some hard questions for God

Jesus said - "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.” - Mark 12 Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my FatherThere is …

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love – poured out, running over

[Jesus said] "Give love and mercy the same as your Father gives love and mercy. Don't judge others, and God will not judge you. Don’t condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Give to others, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will …

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healthcare is NOT a free-market, tradeable, commodity

Day Two of the "Last Third of Your Life" seminar was a mixture of actuarial tables, conversations about transitions, and penetrating questions surrounding the looming unknown. The sessions were interesting and informative, but the bottom line for me turned out to be less a question of, "will we be able to afford to retire" as "I …

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some thoughts about the abortion video that’s going viral

A couple of posts back I mentioned a reader's request that I comment on a particular issue that has her torn up. Here's the question, in her words: Derek, I have struggled with a story that I heard briefly... It is about a young woman videotaping her abortion. I will admit to being a conservative …

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there’s health care reform… and then there are real people

With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the …

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