Category Archives: DIFFERENT STROKES

Life observations in different strokes as in different strokes of a paintbrush beautiful, or in the exertion of swimming in style. Enjoy! To God be the glory.

LOVE IT OR NOT

Most of us have many work experiences in our lives. It was not that we continued to try to “find ourselves” in continuous pursuit, but that perhaps work would find us. It seems that those who would use the pursuit … Continue reading

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#101 I thank you for esteeming me the privilege of being, like my Lord and Saviour, “Despised and Rejected of Men.”

The pain and anguish of all this character assassination must have sorely grieved Paul and created suffering of a kind few of us will ever know. Paul was in seriously deep water that had eternal consequences for the Corinthian Christians. … Continue reading

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#100 No attempt at ministry competition by the Apostle – even though others would lose if he did

Paul’s answer to these “accusations” and the derisive logic pitted against his character and person was unique. His answer was, in a way that we understand from the twenty first century, looking back, even more impressive than the twelve. Paul … Continue reading

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GIMMIE THE PEN…WHERE DO I SIGN?

There are few alls and almost no everys in life. It is almost human nature for us to generalize, or put things in a box. We wear labels and tend to join the ranks with thinkers-in-common, We are Democrat or Republican, liberal … Continue reading

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#99 Vulnerability and Openness that is Excrutiating (i.e. Latin excrutios = from the cross)

Paul’s inner sufferings were also linked with the misunderstanding, and criticisms concerning his motives for doing things. There is definitely a profound connection between Paul’s sufferings under the barrage of what was being said about his raison d’etre for being … Continue reading

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PLAYING ZONE FROM DAY ONE

Did you know what you wanted to be when you were very young? Many of us thought we did. Some were called to live out someone else’s dream. On the one hand this is a very good thing, for it … Continue reading

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#98 Sorry! But we have to face it, there is greater danger in pleasure than in suffering.

We have to assimilate the hard truth, that character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Character is built by the joint efforts of a will that wants to achieve a goal, then working to fulfill a mission, and the … Continue reading

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WE GET OLD SOON ENOUGH AND SMART AS WE GONNA BE

Who was it that said ; “We get too soon old -too late smart?’ Don’t bother looking it up.  Apparently no one makes claim to it, and it certainly wasn’t me. A Dr. Livingston, psychiatrist, did write a book of … Continue reading

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#97 Oh the blessing of instant information on the internet!

The recollections and lists of times of suffering in 2 Corinthians are the words, not of a neurotic hypochondriac, nor of a cosseted self-indulged man who had never known pain, pressure or suffering. This was the apostle of Christ to … Continue reading

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GROWING OLD FOR THE SECOND TIME

Popular thought has it; that when you get to be over eighty (maybe even sooner}, you begin to search for structure and relief from the common chores of life. Developers are building Condos and Senior Living “Villages” that are supposed … Continue reading

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