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  • Jeremy’z Journey: Visions of a better world 08/15/2012 We all have that wonderful thought in the back of our minds of world peace, even if the thought has become an overplayed cliché to talk about in our modern day. Sure, every president and pageant contestant talks about it in a speech at some point. As painful as this might be for older readers to ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Steadily follow Christ and you’ll win the race 08/09/2012 Remember the classic Bugs Bunny cartoon imitating the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. It happens to be one of my favorites, although the Looney Tunes in general falls in the favorite category. When Bugs goes flying by that lethargically sluggish tortoise and spins it around faster than a tornado and it makes me ...
  • Generation X Marks It’s own spot in Community Youth Ministry 08/03/2012 In August 2011, I was in a bible study with some folks at New Life Ministry when Michael Walden (Youth Pastor at NLM) invited me to join a meeting to be held the following week on the 11th. He said it was a gathering of Youth Pastors from all over the community. The meeting, of ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Traditions – Part I 07/25/2012 Tradition – noun 1. the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice: a story that has come down to us by popular tradition. 2. something that is handed down: the traditions of the Eskimos. 3. a long-established or inherited way of thinking ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Home Bible study bandit nabbed. What next? 07/18/2012 So I’m sure many of you are aware that Charlie Sheen has a new show. Sheen portrays an anger management therapist on a channel number far above that of his previous show of sexual debauchery. Yes, I occasionally laughed at the three-or-1/3 rejects when the children weren’t in the room of course. More often I ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Will a man rob God? 07/11/2012 Somewhere in audio cassette history is a recorded skit for Christian puppet shows called Pathetic Prayers. Pathetic Prayers were prayers that God should never hear from us. I remember one with the lead character Eggmont, a very small and meek sounding boy who once prayed that God would smite his bully “This Nelson Guy.” However, the ...
  • Cumberland Hope church hosts DNow and Lifepoint Church Band 07/06/2012 http://youtu.be/1l8bdwmNBJE
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Physical freedom losing; Freedom in Spirit remains untouchable 07/04/2012 Independence Day, a.k.a. the Fourth of July, is a United States federal holiday commemorating the signing and ratification of the Declaration of Independence. Sitting in a church fellowship hall, commemorating an anniversary of two people who had dedicated fifty years of life to each other I watch the line of a couple hundred people shuffle around ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: No Vanity for old Souls 06/27/2012 “Oh, have you had plastic surgery?” It’s a frequently asked question. “We haven’t seen her in months and now she has emerged thinner and her skin appears tighter and more youthful , so clearly she has had work done,” Entertainment reporters accuse celebrities on a seemingly daily basis. Our so-called modern society seems to be obsessed ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Hung up on the word “Christian” 06/20/2012 “Why did you do that? Aren’t you supposed to be a Christian?” some jeer back at us when we make a mistake. It would seem that non-believers in Christ find personal enjoyment when a Christian “falls from grace” in their words. Fortunately for all of us mere humans, God’s grace is infinite and definite and there ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Suffering gives way to hope 06/13/2012 As I sit in a medium-sized surgical waiting room, I notice small groups of families and couples bustling in and out. FoxNews is blaring propaganda from Rush and others in an attempt to remind us that Obama is the liberal devil. Breaking News: Miley Cyrus announces her engagement to her 3-year beau and co-star from ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Who is Peter? Part II 05/30/2012 As mentioned in an earlier posting, I find the story of Jesus and Peter walking on the water to be quite interesting. If you would like to read the first observation I made about the story, it can be found in the April, 25, 2012 column titled Jeremy’z Journey: Of course Jesus can walk on ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Staring up from the abyss 05/23/2012 “When you stare persistently into an abyss, the abyss also stares into you” – Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche, a 19th-century philosopher was widely known as a critic of Judeo-Christian morality, as well as religion in general. However, I find this quote astoundingly true to us modern-day humans, with more weight to us Christians. It is relevant to ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Recycling saves the planet, but does nothing for souls living on it 05/16/2012 We have this wonderful green container at our house that was recently provided by the city. Free of charge, this green waste container is bigger, has better wheels, a nice metal handle, an attached lid that has no problem staying closed and is meant to hold our household recyclables. This can is a lot nicer ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Experience again teaches me to rely on God 05/09/2012 “Experience is a great teacher, but she sends in terrific bills” – Minna Thomas Antrim (1861-1950). Those of you who have followed this writing from the beginning may recall the recent ranting about locks and why they are necessary from Lock your doors! But Why? (2/29/2012). But once again, I have learned that I have learned ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Prayer vs. Reason. Are those who pray, unreasonable? 05/02/2012 As some may be aware, the first Thursday of May – May 3 this year – has been established as a National Day of Prayer. As a Christian, I am aware of how our faith – and even other faith – is constantly under attack. But I must say this one was new to me. So ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: Of course Jesus can walk on water! But who is Peter? 04/25/2012 I’ve always been intrigued by the story of Jesus walking on the water to meet His disciples who had gone ahead of Him to their boat. While amazing and startling to His disciples, I’m not talking about His action of walking on water. Jesus on the water is referenced three times in the New ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: He rose from death and even His followers were skeptical 04/14/2012 When I started this series, the first column published asked the question, “Who else do you know who is celebrating their 2,000th birthday?” Today, many countries still celebrate Christmas, even if many of those have changed it from ‘a celebration of God’s greatest gift to the world’ into ‘a celebration of how much money we ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: The three hardest words to say 03/28/2012 If you’ve been reading this writing series, then you know the last few have been geared toward those who don’t know Christ Jesus as their personal savior. The words have been written for those who have never accepted that he stretched out His arms and gave His life to offer us all the free gift ...
  • Jeremy’z Journey: ‘Have you Ever’… realized whose heart you’re breaking? 03/14/2012 “Have you ever loved somebody so much it makes you cry? Have you ever needed something so bad you can’t sleep at night? Have you ever tried to find the words but they don’t come out right? Have you ever… Have you ever,” – Brandy Most people can say that they have had one love – ...