Category: Inspiration

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SNAFU

Lately I was accused of being a “New Age,” “Oprah” type, which is a no-no in the non-progressive part of the Christian community I used to be a part of. I’m not anymore, but it still pissed me off, no one wants to be labeled, right? I was thinking of this today as I pondered the interesting acronym, SNAFU.   The origin of the acronym  is from the 1940s Navy, and originally had to do with the status of telegraphs!  It means Situation Normal, All Fouled Up.   I believe the military may have a more colorful description  now, which...

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Life is short, be patient…

“Maxima enim, Patientia virtus”        Patience is the greatest virtue Who says that? Um, Axl Rose? “All you need is a little patience.”  Aristotle? “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” On the other hand…”Life is short,” is also a well-known motto.  It’s poetically penned by the Bible’s King David: “As for man, his days are like grass. As a flower of the field, so he flourishes, for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof remembers it no more.” Psalm 103:15. Some would say, “Life is too short to wait.”  Cripes,...

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Breakers

Ever felt like you were drowning? That the circumstances surrounding your life were metaphorically stealing the breath from your mortal body? I was listening to a Florence and the Machine song recently that includes the lyrics, “the arms of the ocean are breaking over me…carrying me…delivering me.”  As much as the song seems like a cry of desperation, you can also choose to hear a deliverance, with a slight change in perspective. My 21-year-old son experienced a literal near drowning, on a mission trip to Costa Rica when he was 15 years old. He wrote: “We went to swim in...