Category Archives: Relationship with God

Save the Tiger

In 1973, there was a film called “Save the Tiger”.  It starred Jack Lemmon and he got an Academy Award for his work in it.  I don’t remember much about the movie, but I remember a few things vividly.  It … Continue reading

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Facing Fear

Throughout most of my life I have lived with someone else.  Growing up in a family, I had parents and siblings.  Then in college roommates.  Finally as a married person I lived with my wife.  There was one period of … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Some time ago an old college friend suggested I address this issue.  I have resisted because it would make the blog more of a Bible study than I had been doing before.  But a week or so ago, I decided … Continue reading

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Lost

I am blessed with an innate sense of direction and I seldom get lost.  Even if I take a temporary wrong turn, I can usually find my way back.  But there are other kinds of lost that don’t have anything … Continue reading

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On Not Being Called to be a Missionary

As I shared before in my blog about my call to the ministry (see “How Does God Speak” January 24, 2013), I grew up in a family of ministers and missionaries.  As I was growing up, I would be asked about whether … Continue reading

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What About Hell?

From time to time I have pastored churches where some of the people have come to me and asked why I don’t preach about hell. They want to hear “hellfire and damnation”.  They want someone to “step on their toes”.   Most … Continue reading

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