The God of the Temple

This week I am borrowing heavily from Sermons.com because they provide the context to the point I want to share as well as any. They write, “Have you ever tried to make a prediction? Here are some predictions from the past. All from people who were trusted individuals: Thomas Watson,

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Curiosity Killed Zacchaeus

  There is a, probably unfamiliar to many, Arabian proverb that tells us, “the cat was created when the lion sneezed” (which seems somewhat connected to the Indian saying, “the cat is a lion in the jungle of small bushes”), but we all know that it was “curiosity that killed

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Just Gotta Hang in There

Despite what appears to be really quite obvious, those poor, wretched creatures we call weather forecasters (it boggles the imagination as to why any reasonably intelligent and mature individual would choose this profession as a life’s work) do not simply guess (or throw lots) when making weather predictions for the

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Being Thankful

  It is always considered good manners when invited out, to follow as best you can, the “culture” of your host; at least that is what I was taught, and I think I was taught rightly and by the best teachers that a child could possibly have. My mother and

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Faith

A young clergyman was once asked to preach on “why I have faith in God.” He thought it would be an easy sermon to prepare; after all, he could think of a dozen reasons to believe in God and why having faith in God only makes sense. But he soon

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Fired

There are many reasons for getting fired [“let go” is a nicer way of putting it), or so I’m told, having never experienced actually being fired myself; I have however been laid off (twice, actually), and it did not feel very good (either time). I recently discovered some reasons given

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Lostness

I think it must be genetic. At the very least, it’s a guy thing, the result of the eons of selective breeding. Ladies don’t seem to have any trouble doing it, but a real man cringes at the very thought of doing it. It’s almost as if to do it

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Real Humility

When you are a child, one of the more difficult realities with which you have to deal (at least it certainly was for me) is that your mother actually had a life before you came along, and the thought that she may have known (not in the Biblical sense) and

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Seeing the Whole Picture

I would be somewhat less than truthful (that is to say, I would be lying) if I were to tell you that I actually enjoyed my time at the gym working out (I confess I have been less than consistent). The fact of the matter is, virtually before every visit,

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A Very Wise Response

Among the various critters that called our acreage home (many never having come to the full realization that their status was that of temporary resident at best; for that part, neither did we) we had two Golden Retrievers, brothers from birth. Generally speaking, they were good dogs, quite different from

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