On Being Proper Old

Genesis 25.8 says   Abraham breathed his last And died in a ripe old age, An old man and satisfied with life And he was gathered to his people.   My mom, Joyce, will be 93 next month.  That almost certainly qualifies for proper old.  She has been around a long time and has forgotten []
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On Adulting.

Disclaimer: It may be true that what I write is somehow inspired by the time I’ve spend with the UJ 20-something crowd in the last few months.  Marilyn and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them!  But these words are simply tipped, unfiltered, out of my head; any resemblance to any actual person’s life []
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On Oxymorons.

An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear side by side.  Some well-known examples are   Military intelligence Alone together Seriously funny Crash landing Only choice   Then there’s my personal favourite (sincere apologies to any hard-working An Post employees): Postal service.   People often cite apparent biblical contradictions as []
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Atheists to Missionaries

Bill Hybels, a well-known pastor, author and christian leader, famously articulated his dream of irreligious people becoming fully devoted followers of Christ. The dream eventually came to be represented by the phrase atheists to missionaries and the phrase stuck. It does have a certain stickability! It’s a bit fashionable to be an atheist; all the []
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Thumbs-up Jesus

It was 500 years ago this week that the monk, Martin Luther, nailed his ninety-five theses on the door of the Wittenburg church. It’s been said Luther didn’t intend to start a revolution but merely to express and discuss his views in the way that was typical at the time. Whatever his intentions, he fuelled []
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