Positively Negative | The Power of Positive Thinking

Tweet 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 […]

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Go with God – Morning Manna Rewind

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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” […]

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Trigger warnings, safe spaces, and middle-age orneriness

Tweet 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 […]

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Christmas brings the King who trumps all presidents

Tweet   While millions wring their hands and fret that a terribly unqualified man is days from assuming the position of “leader of the free world,” aka, the presidency of the United States of America, I take comfort in knowing that presidents, kings, and rulers rise to power, relinquish it, find favor with the people […]

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