Want to Be More Creative? Then Think Outside the Box . . . Literally!

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A recent column in the New York Times begins this way: What ignites the engine of creativity? A popular metaphor in American business urges you to think “outside the box.” Folk wisdom advises that problem-solving is helped by thinking about something “on the one hand” and then “on the other hand.” Is there any psychological [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Wednesday, February 29

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

The Power of Smell to Stir Up Memories

The contstruction site near Schlotzsky's, complete with the requisite outhouse.

Scientific studies have shown that smell has unusual power to stir up memories. Most of us can vouch for that fact from our own experience. You smell old books and remember your grandfather’s den. You smell roses and remember the garden of the house you grew up in. And so forth and so on. Today, [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Tuesday, February 28

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Good News for “Sound Guys” Everywhere

A "sound guy" hard at work. Picture from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosengrant/.

I’ve got good news for “sound guys” everywhere. Even if you’re not a “sound guy,” you might want to pay attention. But, first, let me explain what I’m talking about. In my experience as a pastor and speaker, “sound guy” is virtually a technical term for the person who oversees the audio for a lecture [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Monday, February 27

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

How to Have Successful Children: Inspiration from The High Calling

How to Have Successful Children Psalm 112:1-10 Praise the LORD! How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. Psalm 112:1-2 People like me want successful children. To be honest, we don’t just want successful [Read More...]

Devotional Doodle for Sunday, February 26, the First Sunday in Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Mystery Man Who Changed My Life Dies

The Space Mission pinball game was one that Kordek worked on while with Williams.

Have you ever had the experience of hearing about someone who died, someone you never met, yet someone who had a significant impact on your life? Though you never knew this person, you feel a combination of loss and gratitude. I had that experience a couple of days ago while scanning the New York Times [Read More...]

Devotional Doodle for Saturday, February 25, the Fourth Day of Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Devotional Doodle for Friday, February 24, the Third Day of Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Christians Breaking the Ministry Mold: The Eat Gallery in Houston

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When we think of Christian ministry, most of us picture church buildings and pastors and bands or choirs. We might envision missionaries and youth workers and Sunday school teachers. Perhaps we see Christians feeding the hungry or building homes with Habitat for Humanity. All of these are quite fine. They’re vital elements of Christian ministry [Read More...]

Devotional Doodle for Thursday, February 23, the Second Day of Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Devotional Doodles for Lent

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may recall that in Advent I posted devotional doodles drawn by my wife, Linda. These doodles include biblical passages, lyrics from hymns and songs, bits of poetry, and Linda’s thoughts about God and his grace. Now, I’m pleased to report that Linda has produced 46 [Read More...]

Have Scholars Discovered the Oldest Manuscript of the New Testament?

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Yes, according to Dr. Daniel Wallace. He has recently revealed what he believes to be a manuscript of the Gospel of Mark that comes from the first century A.D. Wallace is a professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary and the founder of The Center for the Study of the New Testament Manuscripts, an [Read More...]

Ash Wednesday: What Is Ash Wednesday? How Do We Observe It? Why Should We?

What is Ash Wednesday? What is Ash Wednesday? For most of my life, I didn’t ask this question, nor did I care about the answer. I, along, with most evangelical Christians in America, didn’t give Ash Wednesday a thought. But then, in 2004, Ash Wednesday loomed large in American Protestant consciousness. Why? Because on that [Read More...]


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