You Can Get There From Here

You Can Get There From Here
Sometimes the simplest questions can be the hardest to answer. Where are you? Where are you going? Lent is a time to approach these questions from a spiritual angle. Where are you?    Perhaps the most beautiful words ever recorded are those found in the third chapter of Genesis after the fall of Adam and Eve from grace. Adam and Eve heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. For they knew they had sinned, and were ashamed. But then God spoke perhaps the most beautiful words ever uttered, ...the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" (Genesis 3:9 )   God seeks us out. He reaches to us each day to touch our hearts and enlighten our minds. He always does his utmost to make a connection with us. He calls to us...
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The Spiritual Mechanic

The Spiritual Mechanic
Once there was a man who had a beautiful new car. The owners manual assured the driver that his car would serve him faithfully for years if he would treat it properly. Despite the assurance of having a sound car for years, the man mistreated his vehicle. He “peeled out”when the light turned green, he raced, he stopped short. He didn’t change the fluids regularly, and never got a tune up. His carelessness and hard driving damaged the transmission of the car, and his speeding severely damaged the engine. Realizing he had damaged the car, he resolved to drive more carefully, but no matter how carefully he drove, his careful driving did not repair the damage ‘under the hood’. To have the repairs done, he needed to bring the car in to the dealer for proper reparations, which he eventually did. It was costly, but the car was eventually restored to excellent condition.   We can regret our sins; and we can, and should turn from sinful ways. But when...
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Some Lessons are Learned the Hard Way

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About five years ago Tirouhe and I decided to get our boys a couple of bunnies for Easter. While in the pet store I asked the salesman for two same-sex bunnies (knowing their reputation). I was assured that we were purchasing two male bunnies. We gave the bunnies to the boys and together we built a nice rabbit hutch. One year and fifteen bunnies later, we realized that salesman had been in error. After giving away seven bunnies, we still had eight left, and built an additional rabbit hutch.   Life with kids and pets can be very unpredictable. Occasionally, one of the kids would feed the bunnies and forget to latch the hutch door, and in the morning we would discover that a couple rabbits had escaped. They would seldom get far. The older ones didn’t run because they were too overweight. The younger ones didn’t run because when they left the hutch they were in the yard, which meant to them that they had fallen into the middle...
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