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I like big “BUTS” and I cannot lie

When the song, “I like big butts and I cannot lie was at its zenith and featured in Disney’s brilliant animation, Shrek, I wanted to use that phrase as a sermon title. BUT caution got the better of me. So, here I am, all these years later, randomly remembering that the biggest—and best— “buts” the world will […]

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The GreyBeard Chronicles: “Do I Disappoint You, God?”

I was speaking with a Christian friend yesterday. She said, “I think I am such a disappointment to God.” To this, I replied, “No, you are not.” It is, I believe, impossible to disappoint God. We may displease Him, but we cannot disappoint Him. Disappointment is born of unfulfilled expectations. We anticipate a certain day […]

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Grace Anatomy: Deserve’s Got Nothing To Do With It

This being the Thanksgiving season —shouldn’t thanksgiving always be in season? — I thought I would take the next few blog entries and talk about grace. Of all the things we need in this world — food, shelter, clothing, security, etc. — nothing is more essential to our well-being than the grace of a good […]

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