You can’t handle the truth

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If you’ve never seen the movie, “A Few Good Men,” or haven’t seen it in a long time, it might be worth a watch. The now legendary scene when Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise are verbally jousting in the courtroom, and the General, played by Jack, blows a gasket and yells, “You can’t handle the truth!” is the inspiration for …

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Two ways to grow

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All meaningful growth is simple, but not easy. People grow in two ways. We grow when we… • Choose to follow, with childlike faith, or • Experience enough suffering to humble us into childlike surrender (faith). I wish this wasn’t true, but I can’t ignore the evidence. It’s everywhere—all around me, and in my own story. Think about kids. Have …

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Redwood seeds

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A friend of mine gave me a Redwood seed. It’s tiny—like a flat kernel of corn. Redwoods are the largest species of trees in the world, growing hundreds of feet high, and living thousands of years. But when you look at the seed, it’s difficult to imagine that such enormous trees have such small and humble origins. And yet, there …

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New compass

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“We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” … Then Herod called the Magi… -Matthew 2:2,7 Magi, or astrologers, were studying the stars and found one that was out of the ordinary. They followed it all the way to Jesus. They were also given instructions by King Herod—who wanted Jesus killed—to come back and give him …

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Fridge friends

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Do you have refrigerator-friends? The kind that can walk into your house and help themselves to your refrigerator? And do you have friends that you feel comfortable sticking your face in their food-cooler? Fridge-friends are important. They have broken through the formalities and polite pleasantries. They’ve been around enough and know you well enough to not have to ask. They …

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Who’s cool

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“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” -Romans 12:3 Remember high school? Yeah, some would rather forget. Others still cling to those glory days. Remember …

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Sleep before you send

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“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry… ” -James 1:19 If James were here and doing another edition of his letter to people figuring out what it means to follow Jesus in 2018, I think he’d add, “And sleep on it before you send that …

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Jacob’s ladder

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“He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.” -Genesis 28:12 Jacob had a dream after he ran away from home. In the dream, a stairway—or ladder—connected heaven and earth. The stairway was “resting” on earth, which I think …

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A certain place

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When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep… When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”  -Genesis 28:11,16 Jacob was the grandson …

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Words create worlds, part 1

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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”  -Genesis 1:1,3 The following verses continue in that theme: And God said… And God said… And God said… …And there was… God spoke and everything came into being. He said it and it happened. There was nothing, God said …

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