Category Archives: Character

First Sight Now Available on Amazon.com

After a decade of writing, editing, procrastinating, and working on other things, James Curtis has finally published his debut novel, First Sight. Available now on Amazon.com, and soon on Apple iTunes/iBooks as well as BarnesandNoble.com, the novel is the first … Continue reading

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The Resurrection Changes Everything

Adrian Warnock, a physician/psychiatrist/charismatic leader/preacher from London, writes: “The credit of Jesus’ righteousness is much larger than the debt of our sin. His account had more positive approval than the negative disapproval that was due to all of us. The … Continue reading

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Walt was on to something

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Dylan Thomas & Mike Breen: Together @ Last

FERN HILL Dylan Thomas Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green, The night above the dingle starry, Time let me hail and climb Golden in … Continue reading

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Peaks and Troughs

Dr. Jim Denison, in his always insightful God Issues blog, quoted today from Peter Marshall, the Scottish-American Presbyterian pastor who became chaplain of the U.S. Senate. Marshall, a gifted orator and compelling figure, died at age 46 of a heartattack.Marshall … Continue reading

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Looking Back on Looking Forward

Thought it would be interesting to repost one of my scattershooting blogs, this one from November 23, 2008, just days after Barack Obama was elected President. I note that I was wrong about Iraq, but pretty much on target otherwise. … Continue reading

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Words for Our Time

The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles. – Gandhi

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The Panic of 2008

Panic. Shouting fire in a crowded theater. Being caught doing something you know is horribly wrong that you thought no one would ever catch you doing. Greed. When enough is never enough. Wanting more and more, convincing yourself that you … Continue reading

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Remembering Mark Woods

Mark Woods was perhaps the finest counselor I’ve ever known. While he was never my personal counselor, he was a friend for 30 years and the one person I could refer someone to without reservation. To say that Mark was … Continue reading

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More Memories of a Great Man

In many ways Clyde Cook’s life was defined by a little red wagon when he was just six years old. It was December 1941, the damage to the U.S. Fleet at Pearl Harbor was done, and the Empire of Japan … Continue reading

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