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Here’s the Thing

Abraham Lincoln said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” I would like to add, “You can’t fool God any of the time.”

If we lived our lives and chose our words as though God was standing next to us, would we lie or cheat? Would we say things that were hurtful to others?

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There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” Luke 12:2

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Hold On!

A fierce battle between good and evil rages all around us, and it sometimes seems we’re barreling headlong toward sure destruction. Too often, we find ourselves deep in the battle, fighting, and straining against evil, and we begin to feel defeated and beat down. That’s when we need to read a verse, listen to a good word, or simply remember God is with us, and be strengthened.

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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous hand. Isaiah 41:10

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The Same Thing Only Different

Bubbles and Lies

Bubbles are much like lies 

They usually come in bunches

One leading to another

Obscuring the truth of who we are

 

But they soon drift away

Leaving the others to burst in time

And always sooner than we expect

We are exposed to the world

 

Some are big, some are small

Some reflect the light in beautiful ways

Fooling those who witness them

But only for a short while

 

Bubbles and lies cannot survive

Unless time can be stopped

Or the expelling of them does not

Or… they become our truth

 

What will we do

When the bubbles are all gone

When the world sees us clearly

As we stand naked and ashamed

 

Will we hang our heads

Or quickly dip into the jar

Wave our arms and like magic

Remain a figment of our delusion

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Copyright © C. Mashburn 2011

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Is Anyone There?

It seems to me lies don’t go in a straight line; they go in a wide arc around the truth, and eventually come full circle to bite you on the behind. The circle can keep going forever if you can manage to stay one step ahead of the last lie and not bump into the first one.

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Wouldn’t life be much simpler if we just told the truth and didn’t do things we had to lie to cover up? Focus on the truth. Walk the line and stay out of that vicious circle.

God hears every word and sees everything we do; He even knows our thoughts. So, you might fool some of the people some of the time, but you can never fool God. And… He’s really the only one that matters.

What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Luke 12:3

 

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That’s Snot Funny!

Sadly, in this good-is-bad world we live in, it has become almost fashionable to lie. Successful deception is not only accepted, but applauded, and afflicting pain on another, or watching someone else do it, is considered entertainment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Doors

The following poem was inspired by the Robert McCammon novel, The Wolf’s Hour. While the story I tell in my poem is entirely different than the one told in The Wolf’s Hour, I do wish to give credit to Mr. McCammon, and acknowledge his part in its creation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Almost Right

Charles Spurgeon once said: “Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between right and wrong; rather, it is telling the difference between right and almost right.” Read the rest of this entry »

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