Month: October 2012

Mom’s Song (A Life of Faith, Love and Hope) The life of a catastrophe adjuster is uncertain. One day, you can be up to your elbows in claims and the next, the storm is being wrapped up and you wonder where you will be tomorrow. Maybe you will go home. But, if so, for how long? So, here I am on October 27, 2012, winding down one storm in Canada and watching the gathering storm in the Atlantic. I am wondering, “Where to next, Lord? For how long?” And then I remember an old song—one I have not heard or even thought of in years. And when I...

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Decision 2012: Jesus and American politics

Let’s talk about Jesus and American politics. What would Jesus do? Would Jesus vote for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama for president? Would he vote at all? I am a Christian and a political conservative. Depending on your world view and approach to hermeneutics, you will either say those two go hand-in-hand…or they don’t. But here’s the trouble I am wrestling with at the moment: Christianity and Patriotism. So many that occupy our camp have so intermingled the two that the message is more than simply saying one is the natural result of the other. The message is that...

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Planning your life is easy; living your plan is not

Planning your life is easy. Living your plan is not. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned to have the life that is waiting for us” ~EM Forster I posted this quote as my Facebook status this morning. Today wasn’t the first time I had run across it. But it was the most recent, and, as every time before, it resonated with me, struck a chord in my soul. I know that my being in a reflective—and melancholy—mode comes as a great surprise to those who know me best. ~Smirk~ Here I am, nonetheless....

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