Posts by Gene
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What is your inspiration? – a Devotional

The following is one in a series of devotionals reprised from Morning Manna, a daily email devotional I wrote from 2000 – 2005. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2000 WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION? My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. […]

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Positively Negative | The Power of Positive Thinking

The following is one in a series of devotionals reprised from Morning Manna, a daily email devotional I wrote from 2000 – 2005. POSITIVELY NEGATIVE | THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING …we glory in tribulations… Rom. 5:3 It is so much easier to gripe in tribulations than it is to glory. Or is that just […]

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Go with God – Morning Manna Rewind

From 1980 through 1996, I was in “full-time ministry.” I spent those years as a church staff member. From 1985 through 1996, I was a senior pastor, first in Turlock, California, then in Paris, Texas. The last few months of that period, I was pastor of a church in Arlington, Texas. This leg of my journey […]

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A Handmaid’s Tale: Looking into the “Martha Syndrome”

Confession: This has nothing to do with the sordid tale of the popular book or mini-series by this name, as the subtitle of the article surely reveals. Instead, I use “handmaid” as it was commonly used in Bible times – as that of a female servant. Moreover, I use it the way traditional writers used “man” or […]

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Trigger warnings, safe spaces, and middle-age orneriness

Dear College/University Student, Please forgive me if I don’t understand your need for Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces. Forgive me not understanding how vital it is to your mental health and wellbeing to be sheltered from all adversity and opposing ideas. Let me explain where I am coming from and maybe, if in your safe […]

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