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  • Giving Birth To Sin: James 1:14-15

    “14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death” (James 1:14-15). With the world, I grieve over the latest actions by ISIS–more than 120 people killed in Paris .  Shortly before …[ read more ]

  • Faith: How to Get It: PAPS

      English: The apostle James in the Stavelot Bible. Initial to the Epistle of James. Folio 197 verso. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything …[ read more ]

  • You Be The Judge

    Who judges? Not me! We all exclaim not me, yet… Recently I read an article in The Washington Post. Lizzy Velasquez was a bubbly, happy child until she went to school. She’d been born with a rare metabolic disease that makes her unable to maintain any body fat. She has 0%. If you’re like me, …[ read more ]

  • It’s Time to be Intolerant

    I will climb out on the proverbial limb and utter an obscene word: intolerance.  I’ll make the word worse. Sometimes it’s good. Take for example smoking. When I first began teaching, smoke swirled around my classroom. I asked for an air purifier and got this teeny little machine that had minimal effect on my air …[ read more ]

  • Gossip: How To Believe a Lie

    The “Confederate Flag”, a rectangular variant of the Battle Flag. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Remember back during the Charleston tragedy, the Confederate flag was taken down from the court house. In a knee-jerk reaction, Walmart and Amazon decided to no longer offer it for sale. My nephew, a man I trust, a man I know to have integrity, …[ read more ]