Men are notorious for avoiding doctors and dentists. (Most certainly, it’s a generalization.) They often wait until the problem is unavoidable or the pain is unbearable. They hate anyone prodding or poking at them.
Most people, both men and women, dislike revealing inner thoughts. Some few wear their feelings on the sleeves and tell their life stories to anyone who will listen, but they are avoided by the majority.
The chilly breath of the coming winter whispers into the gardener’s frostbitten ears about numerous garden chores yet to be done. Planting daffodils and crocuses, clearing away the scraggly remains of the perennials, and weeding around the newly sprouted Nigella.
But it’s cold outside!
Even with an extra set of cotton gloves underneath my garden gloves, I might mistake my fingers for tasteless popsicles after a few minutes of work.
Millions of avid fans followed Mark McGwire’s historic home run chase in 1998. The record he pursued was a hallowed one: the single season home run record. Roger Maris had broken Babe Ruth’s mark when he hit 61 in 1961. Continue reading Chasing Integrity — Or Home Runs?
Chuck Norris, move over. Jesus was the ultimate tough guy. At times Jesus refused to give people what they asked for. Sign-seekers got a flat no. Jesus was not every man’s gofer, nor was he the solver of every problem. Continue reading Untainted Man, Untainted Message
The days of 38-cents-per-gallon gas are long gone. Customers at a San Antonio convenience store found Tuesday, however, that the good old days had returned. It was too good to be true, and that may explain why no one told store manager Jim Duke about the price on his premium gasoline. Continue reading Grab The Money And Run?
Good manners or etiquette is concerned with doing the proper thing in the proper place at the proper time. More important than good manners is right conduct before God. Doing the right thing. This is a part of what the Bible calls justice or righteousness.
The word “just” translates the Greek word dikaios, meaning “upright, just, righteous” (BAGD). It also includes what is right or correct, applied especially to one’s conduct. Continue reading “Whatever Is Just”
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