Monthly Archives: November 2009

Vomiting the Sound of Weakness

I heard the other day that the Japanese have an idiom for whining. According to the idiom, when you whine you are “vomiting the sound of weakness.” Just a good thought to keep in the back of your mind when … Continue reading

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The Stories We Tell

I was listening to NPR the other day and heard a brief snippet about the Motown museum in Detroit. It had a celebration yesterday marking the 50 year anniversary of the creation of Motown records. A promoter of the museum … Continue reading

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Facing Our Mortality

I was recently staying at a hotel while reading the book, Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear. The book talks about how our society’s highest concern is now safety. We invest so much in safety, from child seats and … Continue reading

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The Call to Be Taken Advantage of

In the recent past I was involved in a case of someone asking the church for money. This person was in great need, but after talking with the landlord, he spoke of a pattern of irresponsibility and that it was … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Self-Knowledge

It is definitely a curious and seemingly backwards reality. We get to know ourselves more by actually engaging on a deep level with others. There is a point to self-reflection in order to know ourselves, but I find that I … Continue reading

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