The Absurdity of Christmas, part 3

  Let's not miss the point of the manger. Jesus' first coming was mankind's only chance for reconciliation with God. Coming as a man with a demonstration of the Kingdom, Jesus brought an absurd solution to eternal separation from God:  Himself. Jesus offered...

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The Absurdity of Christmas, part 2

As smart as we think we are, we really don't understand God. His purposeful plan wasn't simply a stroke of genius, it was a calculated objective set in motion from the foundations of the earth. After all, God doesn't have moments of brilliance. He's brilliant all the...

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The Absurdity of Christmas

Have you ever thought about how "wrong" Christmas is? Many of us have read the story of Jesus' birth in Matthew or Luke. And most of us have seen nativity sets in homes, on lawns or in stores--a statuesque display of wise men and shepherds gathered in a stable around...

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What Are You Thankful For?

It seems now-a-days we move from Halloween straight to Christmas. In one way I get it. Other than grocery stores, no one makes any money on Thanksgiving. With Halloween there are decorations, costumes and candy -- lots of candy. And, of course, Christmas is a...

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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me! It's time to make a wish and blow out the candles. Well, not exactly. It's not really my birthday. It's the birthday of my first book, Life Lessons from the Hive. One year ago today I became a published author as Life Lessons from the Hive hit...

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It’s Not Too Late

Our days are numbered! That’s what God says. (Job 14:5) So, do we treat each day like it's a gift or do we stumble through each season as if we have an unlimited supply of time? This year is coming to an end and the holiday season is almost upon us. As stores prepare...

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To Shine or Not to Shine

I have a love/hate relationship with my magnifying mirror. On the one hand I can see which eyebrow hairs need plucking. On the other, I can too easily see the flaws and wrinkles in my aging skin. And the bright light surrounding the mirror doesn't help. I often find...

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Winners & Losers

I've been to a few conferences in my time and they can be overwhelming with lots of people, new information, break-out sessions and not-so-homey accommodations. It's the Best of Times and the Worst of Times -- not because conferences are bad, but because it's easy to...

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It’s just too darn hot

  They call it the "lazy days of summer," but the truth is it's just too darn hot! In Tennessee things begin to slow down in August -- I mean REALLY .... s-l-o-w .... d-o-w-n. While I love living in the south, July and August (and even September) in Tennessee can...

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