Calling

Forever Young

The Songs We Sing: Love Back in ’92

J.J. Abrams is one of my favorite directors.  Back in 1992, long before he directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of Abrams’s screenplays was released as a movie called “Forever Young.”  It starred Mel Gibson, who played a pilot named Daniel McCormick. In the story, McCormick’s true love falls into a coma.  Unable to deal with the traumatic circumstances, he decides…

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Telling Stories

“The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, ‘Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.’ And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.” Luke 8:38-39 (ESV) If I gave you these ingredients: A Naked Dude,…

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An Odd Introduction

“So they arrived in the region of the Gerasenes, across the lake from Galilee. As Jesus was climbing out of the boat, a man who was possessed by demons came out to meet him. For a long time he had been homeless and naked, living in the tombs outside the town.” Luke 8:26-27 (NLT) We’ve all had the occasional odd first meeting with…

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Get Dirty for the Planet

“For see, I am creating new heavens and a new earth—so wonderful that no one will even think about the old ones anymore. Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation. Look! I will re-create Jerusalem as a place of happiness, and her people shall be a joy!”  Isaiah 65:17-18 (The Living Bible) Causes are great. And causes are not so great. That’s…

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Break the Routine

“And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’” Luke 5:39  Is being a creature of habit a bad thing? Having habits and routines isn’t inherently bad unless it comes against doing something better for yourself. If you’re diabetic its probably not the greatest idea for you to eat a donut every single morning. You’ve got…