Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sunday’s Sermon Today: Do You Take Prayer Seriously? (Daniel 6:6-23)

I’m not sure when it started, but for as long as I remember, my older son has called his goodnight prayers his “thank you Gods.” It makes sense because when he was first starting to pray, we talked to him … Continue reading

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Fight, Flight, Freeze, or…Follow? (A Mustard Seed Musing)

Stress is a reality. We don’t have to like it, but we have to figure out how we’re going to handle stress when it happens. A decade into ministry in various settings, I find that humans tend to respond to … Continue reading

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Man Of Steel (Revisited): Who Will You Become? (Movie Review)

I’ll admit it: I rarely rewatch a movie when it arrives on Blu-ray. Sure, months or years later, I’ll watch something I enjoyed to see if it holds up, but my memory, my first take, is usually sufficient. But Man of … Continue reading

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12 Years A Slave: Are We Really Free? (Movie Review)

“All men are not free if one is oppressed.”– Anonymous The best film of the year. A brutal, unflinching look at slavery, racism, abuse, and humanity. An absolutely emotional punch in the gut. A film I couldn’t watch a second … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Rare Or Well Done? (Daniel 3:1-5,15-25)

How often do you think you’re forced to choose between what you’re told to do by your boss, by the government, by your spouse, by your parent, and what you think that you’re supposed to do based on what the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: You Are What You Eat? (Daniel 1)

Most of us have gone through a phase where we wanted to lose weight. We’ve tried plenty of methods, working out, not eating after a certain time, better nights’ sleep, several little meals versus breakfast/lunch/dinner, whatever the latest fad is, … Continue reading

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Thor, The Dark World: Absolute Evil (Movie Review)

Jimmy Kimmel had a funny segment last week about Marvel’s portrayal of Thor: The Dark World as a lovely romantic comedy (Thor Actually) where Thor (Chris Hemsworth) pursues Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) from Asgard to Earth. Ultimately, it’s only half right. The … Continue reading

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