Archive for October, 2007


I was buying a gift for my wife the other day that needed wrapping. Given the lateness of the hour I had the store clerk wrap the gift. While I was waiting I began noticing the trinkets in this particularly tasteful gift shop. Besides candles and cards there were many personal accouterments. On the counter was a large display of earrings and necklaces. Curious as to which ones might be of a style my wife would like I looked more closely. The present “in” style is for less gaudy with pieces that are or seem to be bits of feather or tooth or something natural. Many, however, had the additional item that was a triangular, dish-shaped bronze or silver colored piece of metal behind the bit of feather. Suddenly, it occurred to me that some of these looked exactly like fishing lures, some even like well tied fly fishing lures. Oh, of course I mused. They are lures, just for bigger fish. I wondered where the hooks were.

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Understanding = Believing

You remember the scene in the boat (Matthew 16:5-12). The disciples seem to have forgotten everything: bread, miracles, the “leaven of the Pharisees”, and who is in the boat with them. The assurance that they have gotten it at the end of the passage seems like they maybe only partially got it. I’m right there with them, daily even. The Owner and Sustainer of the boat, the trip, the bread, the job, the family, the relationships, the way, the truth, and the life is with me. The difficulties and fog are only additional opportunities to give glory to Him by trusting rather than “leavening” the lump with scheming legalism. If you like, read my poem about my reaction to these verses at Understand?

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Big South Fork Canyon

Do rivers form canyons or do canyons form rivers?
Do rock layers form one per event or does one event form many rock layers?
Do many small catastrophes result in the remnants we see or do the remnants we see result from one large catastrophe?

See more evidence from Mount St. Helens by clicking on Many Grand Canyons
(7th in a series)

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Overflows from the Heart

"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart…" Matthew 15:18


Pointing to the One who made, saved, and sustains