Tag Archives: friends in the marketplace

a sacrificial poet

    This is the logo for one of the open mic’s John attends. John wants to welcome any Chicago visitors to “The Catch,” and thank them for welcoming him into their community.     John Shirk is a missionary to … Continue reading

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Becoming friends with your enemies

So now that we have all of you with boots on the ground refusing to enter into gossip, rumors, and negative talk with friends about perceived enemies — now that there are so many of you, as Bob has suggested … Continue reading

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Friend or foe

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. The world is populated with friends. This is because we are … Continue reading

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Can you find the Christians in this picture?

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? Abraham Lincoln  I love this picture. I’m using it again because it’s such a great visual for us as Christians in the world. Can you find the Christians … Continue reading

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Touch someone near you

Look all around you and see what is real Hear what is true and be sure what you feel Touch someone near you in love if you can Give all you have and be part of God’s plan These are … Continue reading

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Almost persuaded

You can’t have it both ways. You can’t argue for freedom of religion in public life and then apply that freedom to only the religion you want. Nor can you have freedom of religion in public life to the exclusion … Continue reading

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Day Three: The Game

Day Three turns out to be all about the game. It starts with a good deal of anticipation as I catch the Major League Baseball (MLB) news feed announcing Josh Hamilton will be making his spring debut against Tim Lincecum, … Continue reading

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The Starbucks crowd

It was a most unusual memorial service — a celebration of strangers. They were strangers, not to each other, but to the family that had suffered the loss. They came by invitation, not by name. Their invitation was a poster … Continue reading

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