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To Go or Not to Go, That is the Question!

(Photo by joseluisnunes on Morgue File.)

Why do we worship? One could also ask, why do millions of Christians around the globe, attend services today? Of course, these may not be one and the same question. Attending a service may speak to many things: it may speak to ritual, habit, duty, obligation, or the like. Now, none of those are bad, per se, but surely more is expected. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 27, 2015 in Christian, Christianity, Congregation, Sunday


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Corn, Onions and Christianity


Photo by Alvimann on Morgue File.

Traditions: we’ve all got ‘em. They might be family dinners on special occasions, or having a particular kind of cake on your birthday (Jeanne Cake, natch), or popcorn at the movies, or meeting your friend for a 5k run in the park, rain or shine, every Sunday morning. What are your favorite traditions, large and small? What is it about your traditions that keep them going strong for you?

My family has a few traditions I could mention here. Many of our traditions, as I think about it, are seasonal. Some revolve around the holidays, as doubtless many people’s do. Some traditions, because of the passing of time and the passing of loved ones, we are no longer able to do. But, even still, we have the memories of those once practiced traditions to live inside of us for the rest of our lives. Read the rest of this entry »


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Bartering and the Prophet Amos


If the world worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter? Would you be successful, or would you struggle?

Bartering, while not as prominent as it once was in human history, is still alive and well today.  I have, on more than one occasion, bartered a skill for someone else’s skill.  Basically the dynamic is straightforward.  Person A barters her skill of plumbing, while Person B barters his skill of auto repair.   Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Daily Prompt, Discipleship and Confession


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