1. Fear is an imagination of the future without the reality of God.
2. Entertainment is a fundamental tool of formation of character.
3. I can find no justification in the Scriptures for thinking as a conservative/republican or liberal/democrat. There, of course, my be some overlap in conviction. And the lack of that justification does not mean it is not allowable. But I can only assume that if the Scriptures were our true starting point, we would hold those labels and convictions lightly or not at all regardless of the ridicule we would be assailed with.
4. I feel more at home in this world when on a hike in the woods.
5. One thing I have learned as a Counselor is the way we talk to each other matters.
6. Contempt is an acceptable habit in our culture.
7. Do not be impressed with the study of Psychology. Most texts on the subject talk very little of how the ancients thought about the subject. I have one text in my possession right now that gives 90 percent of it’s writing to the past 150 years. So don’t be too impressed.
8. You will not enjoy watching God provide for you if you do not create space for him to do so.
9. I wonder if we have ignored “the authorities, …the cosmic powers of this darkness, …evil, spiritual forces in the heavens,” to our personal and collective detriment.
10. I want to live like Lazarus, who after having been raised, now lived the truth of “For you died, and now your life is hidden with Christ in God,” and “the power of his resurrection.” My guess is that when he heard the authorities wanted to kill him, he responded with, “What? I cannot be killed for I have already died! Let them do what they want with me. I know the power of resurrection.”