Tag Archives: Ecclesiastes

Willing to Empathize

The words sympathy and empathy are, according to the dictionary, synonyms. Many people use them interchangeably, but they don’t mean exactly the same thing. I can sympathize with pretty much anyone if I want to, but there are many people … Continue reading

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The Misery of Pride

I’ve been listening to a lot of Dwight Yoakam lately because I went to see him here in Portland last week with my cousin. The concert was awesome, but I wish he would have sung a few more of his … Continue reading

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Dancing with Joy – My Tuesday Three

I was on vacation all last week and did not have any time to read blogs, not even my favorites. I managed to post every day only because most of those posts were written and scheduled before I left. So … Continue reading

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The Relationship Plan, Part 3

We had another terrific adult education class yesterday, building on what we learned in the last two classes, which I blogged about in The Relationship Plan and The Relationship Plan, Part 2. It is all still really about the relationships … Continue reading

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The Harvest

This morning a blogger friend of mine posted a poem about His Harvest based on Matthew 9:37-38, which says: Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Therefore pray the Lord of … Continue reading

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Friends

Where would we be without friends? Life just wouldn’t be the same without them. Friends are there when you need someone to talk to. They send you nice e-cards that arrive at just the right time after a hard day, … Continue reading

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A Heart Longing for Eternity

This morning I was listening to my Christian music playlist on my iPod while I was getting ready for the day. A song I have only heard a few times came on and at first I didn’t recognize it. It … Continue reading

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Jesus Is My Convoy

A Puritan minister born in 1627, George Swinnock is quoted as having said, “Satan watches for those vessels that sail without convoy.” Every Christian should take heed of this warning. There are places in this world where one would never … Continue reading

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A Precious Resource

Most resources in life are renewable. If I run out of money, I can earn more even if it requires me to do something I’d rather not do. If I run out of food, I can grow more or buy … Continue reading

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Resisting Temptation: The Chainsaw Method

Human beings all face temptations to sin, many of us on a daily basis. It may be a temptation to commit just a “small” sin or it may be the temptation to do something much more egregious. But why is this, … Continue reading

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