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James Thompson
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Some churches end congregational prayers with, “Through Jesus Christ our Lord.” While that’s more-or-less Scriptural, I wonder whose Lord He really is. Can I make that prayer more specific by saying, “Through Jesus Christ my Lord?” What does His lordship…
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Folks say I’m a nice person. I’ve even heard that I’m Christlike. But don’t worry, I’m not in danger of getting a big head — my gourd already is quite big enough. If I were truly Christlike, I would stand firm against those liars who slander my Lord,…
Folks say I'm a nice person. I've even heard that I'm Christlike. But don't worry, I'm not in danger of getting a big head — my gourd already is quite big enough. If I were truly Christlike, I woul...
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Two gospels, one life. Which will you follow?
Two gospels, one life. Which will you follow?
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Yesterday I bought new shoes at Famous Footwear. Of course, as I had worn my old shoes into the store and removed them to try on some fresh footwear, my impression of all the samples was jaded by my old shoes’ relative comfort. Despite the new shoes’…
Yesterday I bought new shoes at Famous Footwear. Of course, as I had worn my old shoes into the store and removed them to try on some fresh footwear, my impression of all the samples was jaded by m...
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I don’t know how old I was when I first became aware of pornography, but it impacted my life powerfully, taking over my mind and displacing wholesome priorities. But praise God, He gave me enough insight to keep me from pursuing the worst, most demeaning…
I don't know how old I was when I first became aware of pornography, but it impacted my life powerfully, taking over my mind and displacing wholesome priorities. But praise God, He gave me enough i...
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Who would portray God as a spiteful child? Who would take a compelling Biblical story that already has all the adventure and pathos of the best Hollywood spectacles, and rip out three-quarters of its guts, leaving a disjointed fictional movie. Hollywood,…
Who would portray God as a spiteful child? Who would take a compelling Biblical story that already has all the adventure and pathos of the best Hollywood spectacles, and rip out three-quarters of i...
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Bro. Big Cog Which is better, a big cog in a small wheel, or a small cog in a big wheel? When I was a kid I was lucky enough to have a dad who brought surplus military hardware home from his Navy civil service job. One device was a precision instrument of…
Bro. Big Cog Which is better, a big cog in a small wheel, or a small cog in a big wheel? When I was a kid I was lucky enough to have a dad who brought surplus military hardware home from his Navy c...
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If you’ve ever been in the military you know that two-word phrase well; vital directions were to follow. Or maybe you heard it in a classroom when the prof disclosed the subjects of an upcoming exam. Regardless the context, you know it means you should…
If you've ever been in the military you know that two-word phrase well; vital directions were to follow. Or maybe you heard it in a classroom when the prof disclosed the subjects of an upcoming exa...
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Seems I can’t leave anything well enough alone. Sometimes I improve stuff, but other times I just complicate things. Today I actually managed to improve my computer’s audio output, a problem I’d been wrestling with since my friend gave it to me. Oh, it…
Seems I can't leave anything well enough alone. Sometimes I improve stuff, but other times I just complicate things. Today I actually managed to improve my computer's audio output, a problem I'd be...
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I have a hard time praying, not because I don’t believe God can answer prayer, but because I overthink the process. So I try to pray because God’s Word quite clearly directs us to pray constantly (Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:17) even though I fail…
I have a hard time praying, not because I don't believe God can answer prayer, but because I overthink the process. So I try to pray because God's Word quite clearly directs us to pray constantly (...
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Finally, a TV program that treats faith fairly, and it’s not even a religious show. In fact, The Last Ship is more spiritual than most of the religious programming on The Bible Network. One of the core characters, CMC Russell Jeter, played by Charles…
Finally, a TV program that treats faith fairly, and it's not even a religious show. In fact, The Last Ship is more spiritual than most of the religious programming on The Bible Network. One of the ...
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It never hurts to be reminded of the character of God's love toward us.
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was (John 11:6). In the forefront of this marvelous chapter stands the affirmation, "Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazar...
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  • Good Company
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  • Target, Stream,
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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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  • San Diego's Best ;-), GBC, FVCC
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