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Judgy eyes – #1Word5voices

Have you ever had someone give you those judgy eyes? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, see my adorable 7 year old’s impression.  Sometimes all it takes is a sideways look from someone to set off our judgemental … Continue reading

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“The Jerk Store called” OR “The voice of a jerk calling in the wilderness” – #40days #Lent #1Word5voices

“The Jerk Store called. They’re running out of YOU!” Have you ever wanted to say something like that to people? [Or worse?] When someone is being nothing but a bag of jerks, this is what I want to exclaim. This … Continue reading

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MY %$@@*&* COFFEE CUP!!! — @Starbucks #Christmas #RedCups

Another shot has been fired in the never-ending stupidity that is the Christian vs. secular culture war.  Starbucks has taken Jesus out of their stores–as in they aren’t selling cups that say “Merry Christmas” on them. GASP! OUTRAGE! HULK SMASH! … Continue reading

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Sticks and stones, brother — #1word5voices #40days

“Sticks and stones, brother.”  Someone once said that to me when I asked what was bumming him out.  After asking a few questions, I found out that someone had said some things to him off-handedly.  They didn’t necessarily intend to … Continue reading

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The prophetic imagination of Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church – #loveconquershate

When I’m trying to talk to my wife or oldest daughter and they’re watching TV, I usually have to say their full name boldly…sometimes kind of forcefully, even.  (When they’re in the zone, they’re in the zone.*)  If I have … Continue reading

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How to feel like a big, fat, giant spiritual failure

Compare your present self with your past self, especially if you thought you got things “right” in the past. Bind yourself to legalism.  Expect near perfect results. Think that your past will always define you NO MATTER WHAT. Equate God’s … Continue reading

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How to feel like a failure

Believe the lie that you cannot make a difference in the world. Think that influencing one or two people will not have an effect. Permit big, exciting, bucket list type of goals keep you from seeing that faithfulness in small, … Continue reading

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You’ll rue the day! #rue #the #day

“You’ll rue the day!” Does anyone ever say that, other than in the movies?  For whatever reason, this phrase popped into my head today.  Then I started laughing…there’s not anyone I had this in mind to say to.  It just … Continue reading

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People are worth investing in, even when the world writes them off.

People are worth investing in, even when the world writes them off. My list of people I have initially wrote off is huge.  It even includes my wife!  (To be fair, she wore a scarf in her hair just like … Continue reading

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punched in the gut

That’s how I feel when people are mad at me or criticize me unfairly.  It can’t stand it.  Know what I’m sayin’, holmes?  I wish that I didn’t give a rip about what people thought of me, in a healthy … Continue reading

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