Johnny Cash and Tuesday mornings

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In the 5 day story retelling, Tuesday corresponds to the fall. God made a good world, so what has happened? Johnny Cash knows. We couldn’t resist, and now things hurt. I remember listening to Johnny Cash as a kid, even at the expense of ridicule from my English neighbors’ older kids: “Johnny Trash” they’d say. But I liked listening to the 8-track recordings lamenting guilt, alienation, absurdity. Folson Prison Blues, A Boy named Sue, One Piece at a Time, The Man in Black… Well, you wonder why I always dress …

troubled tuesday – a good world gone wrong

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Goodness can be such that we don’t even bother to notice wrongness. At other times we notice things that aren’t right, but there is such a confidence in goodness that the wrongness becomes a display for the power of good. But there are other times. Times when the spirit cannot muster goodness. Times when wrongness weighs heavy. A healthy spirit conquers adversity, but what can you do when the spirit is crushed? Proverbs 18:14 (The Message)   When one is crushed in spirit, there is at times a need that …

Monday – back to basics. Good is, because God is

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My phone got soaked. I was filling in at football training and there was a downpour. When the game ended, my phone was ended as well. I’m using a knock-off Nokia from China right now. I can tell it isn’t quite right; the way the back doesn’t snap in when I inserted my SIM was one hint. More obvious is the double images on the screen. It will work, but it isn’t what it should be. I feel that way. The series of shifts over the last stretch of time …