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A Tornado of Tall Tales

“Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless.” Psalms 60:11 ESV I had a childhood friend who told tall tales. They usually involved spectacular stories of his father’s exploits. I would listen patiently to the man’s amazing feats and try not to let on that I knew the fictional accounts dwelt more in my friend’s mind than in reality. He loved his dad, and looking back, it was sweet. Telling lies by changing narratives is dangerous. What is quant in a little boy, is repulsive in any other realm. Tall tales should be left to storytellers. We want to be told the truth, especially from those in authority, and when we are not, on a repeated basis, they lose our trust. I fear we are a

Rome is burning

Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Psalm 118:5,6 Fear is debilitating. It strikes at the heart of life like a hot knife through butter, leaving its victim paralyzed, and worse, compliant to its commands. Fear is a deadly weapon in the hands of the powerful. As far as manipulating others, it causes all other tactics to pale in comparison. And whether it is placed in the hands of the school-yard bully or in the claws of the those we have elected to our land’s highest posts, fear must be recognized for what it is, a weak man’s last resort. People do things when they are afraid that they n

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