Month: September 2009

Thoughts on Human Nature, Limitations, Predispositions, and Rising Above

plugging neurontin The more I observe life and the lives of others and – when I am brave enough for self-observation – my own life, the more I believe that we are what we are by the force of our own nature, much more than any nurture we have received. Plenty of people have risen above their surroundings, their upbringing, their disadvantages to achieve greatness in some meaningful endeavor, but name the ones who have risen above their own innate tendencies. Even regeneration (that is, salvation) does not change the essential essence of you. Your DNA remains intact. If you were...

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God in Sandals

Imagine the One Who spoke worlds into existence Mocked by His own creation. Imagined the one who gave the sheep his wool coat and the Polar Bear his fur Wrapped in ill-fitting clothes, shivering in a manger. Imagine the One who makes the heavens his throne and the earth his footstool Using a stone for a pillow. Imagine the one and only Source of all Truth Labeled a heretic. Imagine the Architect of the Universe Interning in a humble carpenter’s shop. Imagine the One who scooped out the rivers with the finger of His omnipotence Baptized by a backwater...

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¡ʇɹɐɔ ǝlddɐ ǝɥʇ ʇǝsdn

Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.”And David said, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause?” 1 Sam. 17:28,29 (NKJV) In this cartoon I saw once there was a teacher standing before a Sunday School class. He had written on the chalkboard the words,...

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