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The Tyranny of Should Vs The Rule of Shall

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis sign hangs in my kitchen, strategically near the coffee maker. My brother gave it to me years ago as a birthday present. I love it because it makes me laugh, and I think of him every time I look at it. My brother and I both share the same oddball sense of humor, as… Continue reading The Tyranny of Should Vs The Rule of Shall

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Misplaced Hope

Reading Time: 3 minutes“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12, NLT Have you ever been so disappointed by life that you have felt physically ill? Have you ever felt so let down, so disgusted by the cards that life has dealt you that you felt like giving up… Continue reading Misplaced Hope

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Throw Me a Frickin’ Bone Here

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn my previous post, I referenced the rich young ruler and his interaction with Jesus. Today I want to contrast that scenario with another we find in the gospels and one of my personal favorite stories: the faith of the Canaanite woman. But first, a little history. Because I love history. We find this story… Continue reading Throw Me a Frickin’ Bone Here

Bible · Christianity · Depression · God · Kids · Marriage · Money · Uncategorized

Suffering Better

Reading Time: 5 minutesI’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions.  Yet, I find myself reflecting on some things as we enter 2010, thus leading me to a couple resolutions conclusions.  2009 was a really good year for the Buckland family in many ways.  While it seemed that storms were raging all around us, we remained sheltered in what,… Continue reading Suffering Better

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Bad Tither

Reading Time: 8 minutesFirst of all, I have to give credit to the snappy title of this post to its creator, Mr. Wes Whitener.  It’s a song of his by his band The Sheeps.  You should totally check them out.  They rock.  I’ve been thinking about that song a lot lately.  I hope he’s not going to expect… Continue reading Bad Tither

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Dualing Banjos

Reading Time: 2 minutesWell, I got such great feedback from everyone with the last post.  So, if you haven’t had enough of dualism yet, there’s a whole lot more where that came from, and I think it’s my new found calling in life to bring it to the masses ad nauseum.  🙂  I read this article by Nancy… Continue reading Dualing Banjos

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Regarding Dualism

Reading Time: 4 minutesI mentioned dualism in my last post.  I’ve been reading a lot about dualism lately.  I was first introduced to the concept by reading Michael’s blog over at The Christian Monist.  He’s got quite a story to tell, and it’s really good stuff.  He writes a lot about dualism, and how much it pervades our… Continue reading Regarding Dualism