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The Accidental Woman - Jonathan Coe

When you are indifferent and indecisive things happen to you and you make nothing happen yourself.

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In It Deep

Passive people are always amazed by how bad things keep happening to them.  They’d search for causality, but that sounds like a lot of effort. Instead, it’s easier to look out the window and feel sad about how mean life is.   892 more words

When Push Comes to Shove

Recently, my partner and I discussed how we are quite like our parents when it comes to constantly considering others’ needs and not wanting to offend others – all at the cost of not speaking our minds bluntly and being matter-of-fact. 314 more words

Devotion: Prove It

“Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.  Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.”  2 Cor.

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Sermon: Pursuing the Light

As a kid, my two great loves were science and exploration. I would consume the National Geographic the second it arrived in the mail, and my bedroom was festooned with space posters, photos, astronomic charts, and lunar maps. 1,995 more words


8 Traits of The Sluggard

Over the past several years of my Christian life I have found that regular reading through the Proverbs is an immediately useful practice. For one thing, I am brought face-to-face with the sluggard. 1,202 more words


Contempt wears many faces | A Dream, Part 1

Last week, two days after the December 2 San Bernardino attack, I had a vivid dream. I’ve been puzzling over it for several days. In the meantime, public rhetoric and political talk about what to do and not do about terrorism 572 more words

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