Circus Act

In the circus the animals are rewarded for their acceptable behavior. They are trained to perform, and as such, they receive something favorable and good in return. Thankfully, we aren’t God’s circus animals. He doesn’t work like that with us. Rather, His kindness leads to repentance. It’s His unconditional love and goodness towards us even …

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Under The Dragon’s Wing

I was watching the movie, Gangs of New York recently and one of the lines in the movie that resonated with me was, and I’m paraphrasing, is “there is a warmth that strangely exists under the dragon’s wing.” Obviously, this may conjure up various images in one’s mind and perhaps has just as many diverse …

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“Hugging The Cactus”

“Hugging the cactus” or even the military motto of “embrace the suck” are expressions used to describe the resolve to not retreat, ignore, deny, brush over, and/or excuse the unpleasant realities that may be before us. Clearly this could be the physical and/or the psychological pains we inevitably encounter throughout life. It’s acknowledging the need …

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