Jesus Freaks

Jesus Freak. A term of the late 1960s and early 1970s referring to a countercultural movement and used pejoratively for those affiliated with the Jesus movement.Freak, along with any adjectives modifying it, was actually a neutral term used to describe the specific...

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Lifelong Productivity

Spring. Trees budding. Flowers blooming. Freshly plowed fields embedded with fruit-bearing seed. Youthful vigor. The sun's warming rays. Life at its finest. Invincibility.Summer. Unbearable heat. Incipient fruit dangling from trees awaiting fall. Busyness. Too much to...

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Not My Problem

The Browns were shown into the dentist's office, where Mr. Brown made it clear he was in a big hurry. "No fancy stuff, Doctor," he ordered, "No gas or needles or any of that stuff. Just pull the tooth and get it over with.""I wish more of my patients were as stoic as...

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Pain Has Purpose

I can remember when I wrote the story, "I wish you enough!"For the most part people loved it. There were, however, a few who just did not understand the message.In particular, what is referred to as the "poem.""I Wish You enough!"(c) 2001 Bob PerksI wish you enough...

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"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen" (Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803–1882)Have you ever purchased a product or used a service after reading an advertisement, only to find that the product or service did not match up to its claims? I’m...

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You Could Have Fallen Harder

The sun has decided that it, too, is ready for Spring. I heard it tell the clouds "Get out of the way!" The wind helped and before you knew it the people who have kept themselves shut behind closed doors afraid of the cold, all came out at once.Or at least it seemed...

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Spiritual Growth