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Have You Had “The Conversation”?

I approach self-published books with lowered expectations. Calibrating my expectations was not necessary for “The Conversation” by Mike Gannaway, published by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan. “The Conversation” shimmers with some of the same vibe as … Continue reading

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Atheist Reads “Born Again” Story….By Mistake

 My friend, Edie, posted an article on her facebook page. The article was by a pastor writing about what he would do if his son were gay. Naturally, he mentioned God. Edie’s friend, Nina, commented, “Really beautiful, except for all the … Continue reading

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“Vanishing Grace” Written with Grace

If you read the blurb on Amazon.com about Phillip Yancey’s Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? you might think the book will be a litany of how Christians are messing up at spreading the gospel. In other words, … Continue reading

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Drummer is Wired for God

We’re heading deeper into the woods toward a drum circle – something I’ve never done before. Darkness swallows our flashlight beams. The path feels spongy with moss and fallen leaves. The sweet musty aroma of decay wafts on the chilly … Continue reading

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Intelligence made me Stupid

My belief that Christians lack intellectual rigor might have been gleaned selectively from mainstream media, my mother’s contempt for organized religion, my in-laws intolerant Pentacostalism, and the fact that (in the past) I’d never met a brainy* follower of Jesus. … Continue reading

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The Lucky Charm God

We were in a large room at church, attending a class called “Sensing God’s Presence.” Our table facilitator asked about our “experience of sensing God’s presence.” Kim was slumped at our group’s table. When her turn came to talk, she … Continue reading

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Hello! You’re Going to Hell!

As I was driving toward my house, I saw a man on my porch. I didn’t want to tell yet another sales person, fundraiser, One World Government activist NO, THANK YOU, so I stopped and waited for him to leave. After … Continue reading

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Pop-up Thoughts about God, Satan’s Biscuits and Other Stuff

What we allow to happen to Israel will happen to us – U.S. You can’t put God on “pause.” If I truly grasped Who and What God is, my head would explode. I don’t have a spiritual life, and a … Continue reading

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Dad’s Been Faking Me Out

The coffee is hot and two slices of homemade lemon pie sit on amber plates. I’m eager for my beloved 80-year-old dad’s visit. After hello hugs, he hands me my copy of The Case for Christ. I’d lent the book … Continue reading

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Bible Study with an Arrogant, Self-Righteous Dipstick

Our bible study group leader asked us to talk at our tables about how we’d connected with God during the past week. As facilitator for my table, I encouraged others to talk first. I didn’t want to hog up our … Continue reading

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