Why Do We Fall?

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If you believe Thomas Wayne in Batman Begins, it’s so we can learn to pick ourselves up again. To quote the great Gru, “this is garbage.” We fall because we live in a fallen world. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit, sin entered the world, creating an imperfect environment in […]

Because It’s December

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You’re welcome. And good luck getting rid of this earworm!

Fury

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Fury

Gritty, raw, tense. FURY, written and directed by David Ayer, is the tale of members of a WWII Sherman tank crew that have seen the horrors of war through many battles. Brad Pitt plays “Wardaddy” the patriarch figure and sergeant in charge of the tank and its crew. Shia LaBeouf portrays “Bible” a scripture spouting […]

Slightly Less Discontent

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Slightly Less Discontent

OK, so I stated before that I was discontent in the fact that I don’t believe I’m using my time on earth to the full purpose for which God has intended. So, I’ve started. Started what? I’m not really ready yet to fully disclose, mostly because I barely have any of my ducks collected, much […]

Service With a Smile

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Service With a Smile

We recently took a group of 24 teenagers out of their comfort zone and into some areas of real need. We spent half the day walking around the Tenderloin of San Francisco. If you’re not familiar with that area, it’s pretty much the slum. Drug abuse, mental illness, extreme hunger all abound in the Tenderloin. […]

Discontent

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I’m not a fan of the word discontent. Living in the United States, I have way more than I’ll ever need. I’m extremely blessed that I’m not really in need of any material object. More often than not when we hear the word discontent, we hear ungrateful, unsatisfied, unhappy…I’m not using or viewing the word […]

God’s Not Dead

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God’s Not Dead

The premise of God’s Not Dead is a good one: a college student is challenged by a professor to stand up for his faith and “prove” that God is not dead. There are other storylines that weave throughout the film and intersect, but the main focus is definitely on this student’s challenge. The cheese factor […]

Good Idea, Bad Idea: The Creative Process

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Good Idea, Bad Idea: The Creative Process

I do not see the bad ideas as actually bad – they’re a catalyst for making things excellent. Every brainstorming meeting is guaranteed to generate at least 3 horrible ideas. Go with it. Expect it. Embrace it. Then tweak and combine them with the other good ideas to make that one killer idea that will […]

The Guilt Gift

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On a recent trip to a big box store, I was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff that exists only to be given as a gift to those that we just can’t find the right gift for, or can’t bother to take the time to do so. I walked through aisles of pallets filled with […]

Black Sunday

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This past Black Friday, I had to drive to my work…that happens to be located near a mall. I was driving by at around 10:30am and the parking lot was absolutely filled. There was a line that streamed out of the parking lot and down the street in both directions, hundreds of cars carrying people […]