Monthly Archives: June, 2011

Doubt

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.Paul Tillich   Tillich was a German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher. Tillich was, along with his contemporaries Rudolf Bultmann (Germany), Karl Barth (Switzerland), and Reinhold Niebuhr (United States), one of the four most influential Protestant theologians of the 20th century.   Much …

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Rewards

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson  How often do we accomplish a task and tell ourselves that we deserve an external reward. A new material object, food that is not good for us, a drink we don’t need, etc. Next time we want to reward ourselves, …

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Walking With God

Isaiah 40:31 Those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.   At the outset, I declare without hesitation that I do not know who, what or why God is for you and …

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Theory and Practice

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.” Yogi Berra – Hall of Fame New York Yankee Catcher Leave it to Yogi! Yogism’s are replete with wisdom. We all laughed at them and thought of Yogi as a somewhat dimwitted baseball player, but in the end, Yogi has …

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Honesty

A half truth is a whole lie. Yiddish Proverb   How many of us can remember challenging our parents on the truthfulness of a statement they made and getting a reply that said it was okay to fib as that was not a real lie? I do and I have to believe I am not …

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