22 July, 2019

    God had and has the habit of singling men out. For this purpose He uses anointing. It is His empowering and witness to His chosen ones. He instructed the prophet Samuel to take a horn of oil and travel to the city of Bethlehem. At the house of Jesse he would anoint the next king of Israel. Later…...[read more]

  • The Station That Few Men Can Survive

    2 June, 2019

    Is there a greater test upon the human mettle than honor? All mankind is tempted toward conceit - more so those who do not reckon with self, or hold great skills and high honor. Honor needs to be colored, tempered with a hardship. So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing…...[read more]

  • How to Lose Bankruptcy

    6 March, 2017

    It is better to lose a lover than love a loser. ~ anon Dominique Voillaume lived, died and proved the opposite of the above bankrupt suburban myth. At 54 he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. This gentle sage who led a small band of youthful monks was no seeker of honor or personal…...[read more]

  • Who's 'DA BOSS'?

    2 March, 2017

    Just three days ago 'DA BOSS' inched lazily past me in his white muscle car. 'DA BOSS' license plates were his megaphone. He was cruising, just wanting to be seen. His license plates announced his self-perception. Jesus' cruise to honor was far different, in fact like no…...[read more]

  • Sprinting to Honor

    26 February, 2017

    In 2012 cyclist Lance Armstrong (the doping cheat) sprinted not to fame, but to shame. His name is forever recorded in history as synonymous with shame. Two thousand years prior Diotrophes was the church leader who (like Lance Armstrong) loved to be first. The apostle John wrote of this…...[read more]

  • Skimming Grace ~ A ... 'The Noble Emperor'

    21 May, 2014

    Soul Snack 96/14 ... With surprisingly stoic overtones about 170 AD Rome's emperor penned an uncommon decency: "The more a man submits himself to be deprived the more he grows in goodness." ~ Marcus Aurelius The stirrings of a noble heart will always command a better outcome for…...[read more]

  • Eternal Fame!

    29 November, 2009

    Soul Snack 9/210 ... Eternal fame! The astonishing greatness of a soul fully given over to Jesus honors heaven and favors earth. Such a soul's rampant, unrestrained discipleship takes no prisoners from this world, it always travels light and constantly reaches upward. The glow of the divine…...[read more]

  • Elusive Elitism

    12 March, 2008

    Soul Snack S6 ... Elusive Elitism The highly polished floorboards hardly groan. This lithe figure steps lightly. Elegant in her school uniform, she walks gracefully across the stage. This moment captured forever by eager parents, and even more eager grandparents. Dux of the school was a moment to…...[read more]

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