Tag Archives: patience

Vainglory, Obsolete?

Vainglory is an old-timey word, like ice box or gallivant.  Obsolete or not, I have a longstanding relationship with being smug about my achievements.   The other day a transaction that should’ve taken 10 minutes, took almost an hour. At … Continue reading

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Touching Your Robe

Human: By my faith, I am healed. Jesus, Son of David, heal me! Satan: Get real. If he didn’t pluck the thorn from Paul’s side, why would he heal you? Wisdom: God is no respecter of persons. Human: Right! The … Continue reading

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Are We in a Relationship?

When we’re in a relationship, we know traits about the person’s character that others who aren’t in a relationship with that person wouldn’t know or haven’t experienced first hand. Barbie loves dogs. Jason tells jokes. Don gives up easily. Sandy has a … Continue reading

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“You’re Welcome!” (not)

Traffic is heavy, moving like a dried up earthworm. Good Christian that I am, I flash my lights to signal to the driver in the crossroad that he can enter the main highway, even though I have the right of … Continue reading

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Learn from a Nosebleed

Three days a week I pump, kick, push up and squat with a group that has been sweating together at the Y, some of us for five years, others joining more recently. The other day, my nose started bleeding. (Too … Continue reading

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Are You Too Sensitive?

Our Bible study group is discussing, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it … Continue reading

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These Might be Awful . . .

. . . but I enjoyed writing poems inspired by scripture. Love Pop song lyrics Echolocations seeking God’s endless embrace (1 John 4:19)   The Big Knower Oh, yeah  – you’ve scanned me and you get me. You know when … Continue reading

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