Tag Archives: 1 John 4:8

Livin’ on a prayer

I was 16 and a junior at Oxford High School (USD 358, Oxford, KS, population 1000) when Bon Jovi released “Livin’ on a Prayer”. Woah, we’re half way there Woah, livin’ on a prayer Take my hand, we’ll make it … Continue reading

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To know me is to love me

“To know me is to love me” is cliche, but points to a basic truth. No, I don’t think I’m inherently lovable. ¬†However, I do believe that if I don’t know someone, then I have no opportunity to love them. … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Champions

I just finished reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions. I’ll tell you a secret. When I’m reading an author with a distinctive voice, like Vonnegut or Hemingway or Fitzgerald, I begin speaking like him (or her) in my own internal … Continue reading

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Oops!… I did it again

This may come as a surprise to you, but Britney Spears and I probably don’t have much in common. However, there is this… Oops!… I did it again. I can relate. Unfortunately. I was reminded that our infallibility is a … Continue reading

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Worthless

I’ve been a Christian for a long time, approximately 40 years. I’ve learned much about God through His word. I’ve seen that He takes great care of His children; I know that He. is. love. (1 John 4:8) Given my … Continue reading

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Love/give

You’ve probably heard this scripture. It’s kind of a big deal. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) Because … Continue reading

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Midnight train

Have you ever been loved? I have. I am. Undeservedly. Amazingly. Unbelievably. I was riding in the car with my wife and daughter. My 16 year old daughter was the DJ from her phone. She played “Midnight train to Georgia” … Continue reading

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