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In Living Color!

Prior to the advent of color television in the 1950s, all programing was broadcasted in black & white. The "In Living Color" phrase, along with their multi-colored peacock logo, was first used by NBC when it aired its first color tv show in 1953. Of all the things we take for granted, have you ever… Continue reading In Living Color!

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If I Could Slow Down Time

You may or may not be familiar with the late 80s song by Cher titled "If I Could Turn Back Time". If you are, you have probably sung its chorus while reminiscing on a past pleasant experience or while wishing you could go back and do some things differently. I know I have, but I… Continue reading If I Could Slow Down Time

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Immersive

Last week, right after one of our family dinners, our son Joshua invited my wife Mari and I to preview "Old Time Religion," his very first mod for the game Fallout 4. Don't feel bad if you have no idea what a mod is or never heard of Fallout 4. We didn't until last week.… Continue reading Immersive

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Splinters In The Heart

"A splinter (also known as a sliver) is a fragment of a larger object, or a foreign body that penetrates or is purposely injected into a body. The foreign body must be lodged inside tissue to be considered a splinter. Splinters may cause initial pain through ripping of flesh and muscle, infection through bacteria on the foreign object, and severe… Continue reading Splinters In The Heart

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Of Fruits And Nuts

Fruits and nuts are an essential part of a balanced diet because of their high nutrient profiles. When packaged and sold together, they serve as a healthy alternative to the most common junk-food snacks. As comical as it may sound, it is unfortunate that the universal church (body of Christ) is also packed with fruits… Continue reading Of Fruits And Nuts

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Holy S****t!

OK, I know exactly what your first reaction was when you read this. I too would raise my eyebrows or frown if I saw an article/blog post with that title, especially if I knew it was written by a professed Christian who is also a Minister of the Gospel. Did it catch your attention? If… Continue reading Holy S****t!

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The All-Knowing “They”

Most likely you or someone you know has occasionally used these two words in a conversation, "THEY say...". I hear them frequently in our home and I would be lying if I said that I've never used them myself, but cross my heart, my better half beats me to it. Like with most people, when… Continue reading The All-Knowing “They”

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Cracker Jack, Captain Crunch, and Christ Jesus

Jesus answered them, ‚ÄúTruly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves." - John 6:26 Unfortunately, the faith that many proclaim to have in Jesus is limited, obscured, and misguided due to their lack of spiritual discipline. That is why… Continue reading Cracker Jack, Captain Crunch, and Christ Jesus

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Are You a Believer or a Christian?

Perhaps you think that a Believer and a Christian are the same things, many do. However, after you finish reading this post, I challenge you to take another minute to ponder on the title's question again. Your honest response will make a difference between relativism and absolutism, deception and genuineness, hypocrisy and sincerity, and even… Continue reading Are You a Believer or a Christian?

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The Wheel of Blame

Are you familiar with the game show Wheel of Fortune? Have you ever wished you could be a contestant spinning the wheel? Unknowingly, many of us actually live a Wheel of Fortune kind of life when it comes to our struggles, weaknesses, or lack of commitment. Let me explain. Since the beginning, man has been… Continue reading The Wheel of Blame