Category Archives: Hypertext: words that point up

Les Misérables and Your Candlesticks

In Les Misérables, follow the candlesticks to see Love triumph over Law. Les Misérables is a tangled web of unrelenting law and unconditional love. What happens when justice and mercy collide? Law must be satisfied. Love must find reconciliation. There … Continue reading

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Thx God 4 My Body

Bodies are undependable, and today I have learned to be doubly thankful for mine. At lunch today an 80-something friend told me how his prayers focus on thanksgiving because he has so much to be thankful for. He is grateful … Continue reading

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Southwest Airlines Is Like God

Yes, Southwest Airlines is like God. I do not worship Southwest Airlines. (I do not know anyone who works for Southwest Airlines.) Yet in flying with Southwest, I have noticed a couple things that remind me of God. Number one: … Continue reading

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Whose Team Are You On?

Sarah is 14, and she is a free-thinking prodigy. She questions the negative rap on Benedict Arnold: Could the traitor from the American Revolution be misrepresented by history? She has doubts about the greatness of Andrew Jackson because he violated … Continue reading

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Godly Mischief

It is a godly deed to toilet paper a locker! Why? Because the Bible tells me so—sort of. “Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out” (Hebrews 10:24, Message). Last August I was with an … Continue reading

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U R What U Eat

If “you are what you eat,” then I ate at a dangerous establishment in Nashville this week. Nero’s Grill serves Southern comfort food with a twist of sophistication—or perhaps eccentricity. I heard my friend order “Meatloaf,” but I had no … Continue reading

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Invisible Jeremy Lin

Have you ever felt invisible? Jeremy Lin understands. Today Lin is an NBA celebrity. Two weeks ago he was an unknown benchwarmer sleeping on his brother’s couch. He wondered if he was about to be fired for the third time … Continue reading

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