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Ten Practical Tips for Handling Stress


If stress burned calories I’d soon be skinny again. You know you’re stressed when you start getting on your own nerves. Then there’s that ineffective verbal tranquilizer aimed at the stressed person, “Calm down!” Has someone made a difference by launching that missile your way? If so I would love to hear from you. The […]

Fumbling Your Retirement Purpose

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One surprising aspect of retirement is that life and career experience seem to lose value after the big exit. Where we once contributed to multi-million dollar projects or provided wise life council to others retired folks may find ourselves wondering what happened as the crickets creak around us. Don’t misunderstand. I love being retired. Every […]

Experience God Unfiltered

This image shows the globular cluster NGC 6380, which lies around 35 000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Scorpio (The Scorpion).

We’re going to dissect two examples from Scripture portraying people who came face-to-face with the possibility of having a relationship with God. How did each handle the opportunity? The first group, Israel gathered at the base of Mount Sinai, opted for a filtered experience. The second, the believers in Berea, refused to outsource their spiritual […]

The Gift of Mirrors

Egyptian Bronze Mirror 800 BC

Edith Deen (1955) and Herbert Lockyer (1967) composed books bearing the same title, All the Women of the Bible. Deen included an alphabetical listing of 189 women. Lockyear’s count stands at 179 as names are duplicated. In addition the authors mention unnamed women from the pages of Scripture. BibleBuildingBlocks has released the latest in the […]

Spotlight on Jabez


A new Candid Character profile from BibleBuildingBlocks is posted. Check out Jabez Nailed Prayer and discover the four requests Jabez asked of God. Jabez’s single recorded accomplishment reflects that he rose above his less-than-desirable name to excel at living to please God. The Scripture states plainly: Jabez was more honorable than his brothers… 1 Chronicles […]

Can God Hate?


I’m been reading dusty old volumes from past and present masters on the topic of God, who He is, what He is like, and what He is about. My reading list can be found at the end of this post if you are interested. I’ve also been paying close attention as I read the Bible […]