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“Do everything without complaining…”

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” In his classic book, Games People Play, psychiatrist Eric Berne  said that one of the most frequent  of  human pastimes is a game he called, … Continue reading

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Making the Mosaic

A Practical Instruction Imagine, if you will, that Ephesians 4  is a practical instruction given to all the churches in one town as a way of understanding just how they might work together. And then consider that that might be pretty … Continue reading

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The A.S.K. for God

“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be … Continue reading

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Father Delp’s last Christmas (1944)

Never have I entered on Advent so vitally and intensely alert as I am now. When I pace my cell, up anddown, three paces one way and three the other, my hands manacled, an unknown fate in front of me, … Continue reading

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Jesus & the Caustic Comeback

My online dictionary defines “caustic” as “Corrosive and bitingly trenchant; cutting. See Synonyms at sarcastic.” This is a style of wit associated with, say, Winston Churchill, describing Clement Atlee as “A modest man, who has much to be modest about,” or … Continue reading

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The Command to Man Up

“Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9. Moses must have been a hard act to follow! … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Multiplication!

The longer I am in ministry, the more convinced I am of a basic truth, “anything healthy reproduces.” Healthy Christians, by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, reproduce other Christians. Healthy churches, by the power of the Holy Spirit, reproduce … Continue reading

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