Archive for October, 2014

I Can See Clearly Now!

Hope isn’t wishful thinking, it’s faithful believing. My favorite definition of hope is: To desire something, expecting it to happen.

the lens of hopeAnd hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit whom he has given us. Romans 5:5

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It Had to Be A Sign!

I was just minding my own business this morning, washing the car and listening to the country oldies station out of Houston, when a song came on that I thought had to be a sign from above. You see, I’d been thinking I needed to call my little brother, and when the Ken Mashburn anthem began to play, well… I think you can see what I mean. I just figured there was no point in delaying it any longer. (I’ll call him after he’s had time to see this post.) Click on his name to hear the song (Hint: It’s by the late great, Mac Davis.) . And any of you that know him will most heartily agree the song was written with Ken in mind. 

See what I mean?

See what I mean?

If you’re in a laughing mood, here are some Ken stories for your amusement:

I Had to Go!

Ken Almost Wins One

Ken Takes After His Grandpa

April Fools Little Brother

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Nothing to Hide

People who live in glass houses have nothing to hide. It’s a profound thought, and leads me to ponder what the state of the world might be if we all lived our lives in such a way as to not have anything to hide. Unfortunately, the truth has been shoved aside, and the walls between us have gone higher, as deception and greed have converged to form a dog-eat-dog world wherein we trust no one. There is a better way, but fewer and fewer people seem to be interested in it these days.

trust and truth                                                 Copyright © 2013 C Mashburn

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Shoot For the Moon!

“Shoot for the moon, if you miss, you’ll land pretty high anyway.”

Just because something doesn’t appear to be achievable, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t attempt to do it. If this were the case, I don’t know if we’d ever achieve anything. I believe we can achieve anything we set our minds to, if we first set our mind on God.

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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

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Never Give Up On You!

We know when we’ve sinned, whether large or small, and oftentimes we become convinced that because of our wrong doing we’re unworthy of God’s love. Thankfully, that’s not true. God loves us unconditionally, and He sent His Son, Jesus, to atone for our sins. God knows full well how imperfect we are, but even so, He never gives up on us and He never stops loving us. Why then do we give up on ourselves?

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Psalm 51:12

He Never Gives Up


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Just the Facts, Jack!

A poem I wrote in 1998—Pennies From Heaven—has traveled the world, via the Internet, and it gives me great joy to know it has been a comfort and source of peace to many who’ve read it.

It also amazes me when someone wants to point out that the poem isn’t Biblical; some going as far as to claim it is downright blasphemous. Read the rest of this entry »

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Just Ask Me

It ‘s usually easy to love someone that you know loves you, but loving someone who doesn’t love you or, even worse, doesn’t like you even a little bit, now that is tough. That is, it’s tough if you try to do it of your own accord. Read the rest of this entry »

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