Tag Archives: salt of the earth

Diplomatic

A knight was once called into the presence of the king to give an account of his recent activities. The knight reported, “I have been looting and pillaging among your enemies to the east, your majesty.” The king replied, “But … Continue reading

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Producing

What do you call a cow that does not produce milk? Either a milk dud or an udder failure! Just as cows are expected to produce milk, Christians are expected to live productive lives for Jesus. We are supposed to … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth

Remember the old saltshaker prank? Someone would loosen the top of a salt shaker in a restaurant. The next customer would unsuspectingly try to put a little salt on their food and end up dumping the entire contents of the … Continue reading

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Tastes Better

Writing for The Seattle Times, Moira MacDonald said this about a new movie—“The Hero begins with Sam Elliott’s character, a veteran actor, reading a voice-over about barbecue sauce, and that’s when it hit me: Sam Elliott’s voice is barbecue sauce. … Continue reading

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Spread Yourself Around

I read about a company that has just started offering a unique service for those who have passed away and wish for their ashes to be spread across the earth. The cremated remains of the deceased are lifted by a balloon … Continue reading

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Staying Sharp

“Sharping the saw” is a phrase that has been heard frequently the past several years. It refers to any activity that might serve to improve a person’s ability to function. Attending a seminar, taking a class, reading a good book, … Continue reading

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Real Faith

Frank Bruni recently wrote in The New York Times: “Faith and government shouldn’t be as cozy as they are in this country. Faith is a serious matter, and an important one, but it’s trivialized when it’s toted too readily and … Continue reading

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Different

“We are best for our communities when we are most unlike our communities.”—J.K. Jones There is nothing wrong with a church trying to be “seeker-sensitive”. After all, Jesus was quite sensitive to the spiritual needs of others. And he sends … Continue reading

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Observation Deck

When my wife and I go on a cruise, we like to spend a lot of time on the deck of the ship. We find a couple of chairs where we can read and relax. Occasionally, we will observe some … Continue reading

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Taste the Difference

My Dad and I once stopped in for a quick visit with Mamaw Cox. As usual, she offered to fix us a snack. And, as usual, we said “Yes”. She soon handed each of us a bowl of yummy looking … Continue reading

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