Month: May 2017

On the loss of Snowflakes (my complaint against the Right) One of the Right’s worst moves in recent memory has been to co-opt a perfectly wonderful word – and beautiful feature of Nature – and wield it as a pejorative term. Look, I don’t care for the over-sensitive, safe-space seeking, racial strife-stirring, “victims” of everything they don’t like and everyone they disagree with Millennials with their fierce beards and fragile psyches too much, either. (I like the professors and politicians spoon feeding them mind poison way less, though.) But I will be damned if I am going to stand by and have you people downgrade and denigrate something as...

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18…Again – A note to my firstborn on the 18th anniversary of her 18th birthday

A few days ago, my ever-so-curious and talented son-in-law Edward Frys discovered a long-forgotten and deeply buried treasure of floppy disks bearing assorted thing I had written and saved over the years. I had not seen them or anything on them in 15 years or so. Among the digital cobwebs on these vintage computer disks was a note I had written on the occasion of my oldest daughter’s 18th birthday. With her permission and at her behest, I am sharing with you what I wrote her then and the subsequent note for her just-passed 36th birthday — Eighteen years...

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Prayer: To Whom are you talking? – a Devotional | Morning Manna

Originally published in Morning Manna THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2000 Prayer: To Whom are you talking? “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” Matt. 6:6 (NKJV) The Pharisees gave...

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Time Investment- A Devotional | Morning Manna

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2000 TIME REDEMPTION “…redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Eph. 5:16 Suppose you have a bank account into which your employer deposits $1,440 every day (that is $10,080/week). The only stipulation is that you must use every single penny every single day. You cannot leave any of the money in the bank. By the next morning when a new deposit arrives, your account must sit at zero. How would you use that money? You do have such an account: Your LIFE. Every morning of your life, God deposits 1,440 minutes into your account. You cannot...

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Happiness according to King David – a Devotional | Morning Manna

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2000 (with updates on 5/2/2017) “HAPPINESS IS…” He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. Psa. 1:3 (NKJV) In this verse, David gives four distinct characteristics of the blessed (happy, meaningful) life… A stable life (“like a tree…”) – The blessed person is stable. His belief system is rooted and grounded firmly in the Word of God. He is unmoved by the winds of change or adversity. He knows what he believes...

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