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James Thompson
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Attends Hard Knocks U.
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Big Daddy Weave produced a song called Overwhelmed that included the lyrics, “And God, I run into Your arms, unashamed because of mercy …” I am eternally thankful for that saving mercy, but I can’t honestly say I’m unashamed; forgiven, but not…
Big Daddy Weave produced a song called Overwhelmed that included the lyrics, "And God, I run into Your arms, unashamed because of mercy …" I am eternally thankful for that saving mercy, but I can't...
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Philippians 2:1-5 ESV (1) So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, (2) complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one…
Philippians 2:1-5 ESV (1) So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, (2) complete my joy by being of the same mi...
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Uncle Jack’s brother was worse than an alcoholic; he was an incorrigible, disorderly drunk. On the occasion of his commitment to a nursing home for detox, he proved so difficult that the nuns insisted that he be transferred to a “hospital,” but really it…
Uncle Jack's brother was worse than an alcoholic; he was an incorrigible, disorderly drunk. On the occasion of his commitment to a nursing home for detox, he proved so difficult that the nuns insis...
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There are three things that spread the Christ life to us: baptism, belief, and that mysterious action which different Christians call by different names—Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord’s Supper. If you have once accepted Christianity, then some of its…
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My pastor of a few years ago—don’t remind me how many—preached a series of “One Another” sermons. I searched, “one another,” in Bible Gateway and hit on  instances where the phrase is used for exhortation in the New Testament, but Jesus Himself expressed…
My pastor of a few years ago—don't remind me how many—preached a series of "One Another" sermons. I searched, "one another," in Bible Gateway and hit on  instances where the phrase is used for exho...
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Great aircraft, but I would have enjoyed it more if not for the vertical camera rolls into subsequent scenes. It's dizzifying.
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I am a prince, a son of the King! I have the Spirit of the eternal God living in me! His Word tells me that I can do all things through Him who strengthens me! Why, then, do I quake with fear in the face of bitter (even not so bitter) opposition? My fear…
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Have you ever heard yourself asking that question when something goes totally wrong in your life? It is a question born of desperation, a response to the need for someone to blame. Obviously, you’re innocent of any wrongdoing that would warrant…
Have you ever heard yourself asking that question when something goes totally wrong in your life? It is a question born of desperation, a response to the need for someone to blame. Obviously, you'r...
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Late one evening a hospital patient happened by his neighbor’s room and made a mental note of the I.V. pump in use there. When at last he returned to his own room he carefully inspected the pump he had been assigned and became indignant, and righteously…
Late one evening a hospital patient happened by his neighbor's room and made a mental note of the I.V. pump in use there. When at last he returned to his own room he carefully inspected the pump he...
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Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:Vintage DilbertDecember 17, 2007 Depressed and brokenhearted, a man named Bob May stared out of his drafty apartment window in to the chilling December night. His four year-old daughter, Barbara, sat on his…
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Doesn’t the angry-looking little man above just rankle you? Even just a bit? Chances are, you see him as a bill-collector and nothing more. But maybe he’s just a kindly old grand dad who hates his job, from which he’s planning to retire next week, if…
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Screwtape (C.S. Lewis’ demonic character) shows real ingenuity in his approach to tripping up Christians. Success here depends on confusing him. If you try to make him explicitly and professedly proud of being a Christian, you will probably fail; the…
Screwtape (C.S. Lewis' demonic character) shows real ingenuity in his approach to tripping up Christians. Success here depends on confusing him. If you try to make him explicitly and professedly pr...
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    My occupation is dumb, time-consuming stuff like this, present
  • Target, Stream,
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Flathead Valley
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San Diego - 'Uston
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Google already knows something about me(their spies are everywere). This section of the Profile page is called, "A little personality." The subheading is, "Short bio." At 5'6" height, I am a "little" personality, and any bio will be a "short" bio.

Anyway, my first life is of little consequence; all I did was freeload off my folks and mess up myself and others. My second birth began a new life that struggles perpetually with vestages of the first one, but by Father-God's grace, Christ's blood and the Holy Spirit's empowering I will continue growing toward Christ-likeness.

You may ask yourself, "How does this guy have time to fool around with stuff like creating a "short bio" in Google?" Easy, I retired from Target in May '09. Yes, retirement at 63 years-of-age is a bit early. And yes, I realize I'll take a hit on my monthly SSA income. Since many years in retail took a toll on my feet, legs, back and brain, I found that I couldn't work enough to earn benefits, without physical issues forcing me to miss too much work to qualify for those vaunted benefits.

The most crucial motivation for early retirement seems coincidental with my late wife Nancy's need for full-time care. So it seems, but in God's economy there is no coincidence. Up to that point I would leave for a shift at Target with distinct misgivings about her safety. Oh yes, she had an emergency call button attached to her wrist, but if she experienced a seizure or other consciousness-robbing event, the button wouldn't get pressed.

As God took her home on November 17, 2011--and none too soon--all that just contributes to who I am today, but the river keeps flowing under the bridge.

The bio that matters began with a whimper around 1972, when a slightly dysfunctional, albeit joyful, Christian family took me under their wing with a love that was foreign to me. Over the following months I shared my pseudo-faith with them, and they shared their genuine faith with me. There was no pressure, no Four Spiritual Laws, no conditions. They just demonstrated God's love to this skeptical Cathlolic, twenty-something kid. One night I putted the fifteen miles home on my old Honda 175-twin, jumped into bed and began sobbing uncontrollably. Those loving folks had shown me a level of intimacy with God that I had never imagined, and I wanted it too. Lying there in bed, I asked God  to introduce himself to me and take control of my life. And no, he didn't answer my prayer just then, but he did begin a process of rebirth that continues today.

All my other biographical info is just details, inconsequential, the ebb-and-flow of a life struggling to allow the Holy Spirit to finish maturing me; making me like Jesus.

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  • Hard Knocks U.
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  • San Diego's Best ;-), GBC, FVCC
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