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Reclaimed Lives

It is a universal truth that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Walk into any pawnshop or antique store and, you will see shelf upon shelf, row upon row, of items people have either sold or thrown away. Refurnished, recovered or reclaimed, the stuff that used to clutter an old machine shed is now proudly on display. I was recently in a warehouse filled to the brim with memorabilia of yesteryear. A good friend that was with me commented that eighty percent of this stuff was junk that nobody wanted. I replied that they stay in business somehow. Last year, a neighbor of mine graciously allowed me to dig in an old dilapidated barn on her property to “reclaim” the wood. After the long proc

Be Careful what you Swallow

I would like to begin this new year with a warning. It is the ever-popular teaching that God’s purpose is to serve us at our every beck and call. I suppose I feel the need to do this because I so often hear sincere followers of Christ refer to these teachings as if they were biblical. This perilous path of instruction postulates the “clever” notion that if the correct lever is pulled, heaven will release a watershed of “blessings” on the much deserving saint. Those who promote such ideology, tell their followers that all that is needed is enough faith or a well-oiled prayer life in order to “activate” God’s “destiny” for their lives. God is presented as a means to acquire the blessings of he

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