Category Archives: Meditation

MAVERICK: Should You Be A Maverick?

The race to the November 2008 elections brought a new word into the consciousness of many Americans. That word is "maverick."

Here is the definition from both Wikipedia and Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary – Tenth edition:

Maverick: "a person who shows independence of thought or action; an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party."

Are you a maverick?

Should you be? …

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How to Walk with God — Part 1: Resetting Internal Meanings and Contexts

Can what we believe be “bad” for us? Of course! And It is hard for us to see that what we believe could be a great mistake, isn’t it? For example, where did you learn the meaning of the “sin”, which I don’t even like to use in writing? It is a “bad” and “unhealthy” word because it does not present an image of the truth, instead it triggers a very different meaning in our mind that is not Scriptural.

But before I begin let me tell you a personal story about this strange word “sin” …

When I was a teenager and, of course, very green, like a young “sapling,” I was asked to speak before a small assembly of adults and teenagers, in a “father and son” night. I really had no idea what to talk about, but as I sat fidgeting in my seat, a thought struck me: “I will talk about sin!” So when my name was called, I quickly stood up and strode to the lectern and proceeded to denounce “sin” in all its “forms” and finished by saying that I would devote my life to the “fight against sin.” You imagine the feedback I got from my tirade, can’t you?

I also got a smart lecture from my dad, who told me that I really shouldn’t talk like that to anybody. At the time, I didn’t understand what he was saying, and what I found out later was a revelation: people don’t like to be told they are “sinners” or because of sin, “they will all burn in hell.” Yikes!

You can see that this not what eternal life is all about, can’t you? And you don’t really believe that God is so cruel that all He wants to do is forever roast people over hot coals like a goat on a spit, do you? …
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Facing Reality: The Creation is Waiting

Let’s get real! I’m serious. First, there are more than 600 pages on this blog. I don’t mean computer pages, I mean book pages. Each post is written like a chapter.

That is a chunk to absorb.

In many of the posts here I wrote about what the Scriptures really say about the near and far future. And this is important because our life depends upon a clear and real understanding of the destiny that was planned before there was a universe.

That is all well and good.

But what about the here and now? Shouldn’t there be some good news about that also? …

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