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Ed Jordan: Discovering the Undiscovered

When you think of the word discovery, what comes into your mind? A new country, a new world, a new recipe? Does a discovery have to be big to be exciting? Suzanne K. Langer once noted: “Most new discoveries are suddenly seen things that were always there.” In other words, we are daily rubbing shoulders with things or ideas that have always been present, and yet one day our eyes or minds are opened to finally “see” them.

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Ed Jordan: The Misunderstood Twins

Let’s think about two misunderstood twins that influence our lives and society. These twins are Justice and Righteousness, and they are often mistaken for one another. Looked at subjectively, these two concepts might be twisted and distorted to be perceived as identical twins. But objectively, they are more like fraternal twins; they are closely related, but not identical. They do not mean the same thing.

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Ed Jordan: Tomorrow is Yesterday

Jesus is the ever-present God. He is in the present tense anywhere along our human timelines, and yet not trapped in time. Though He exists in time, He also exists beyond time.

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Ed Jordan: To Discover New Lands, Leave the Old Shore 

It seems to me that America has grown lethargic and unmotivated. Maybe it is because we have been provided with so much by those who came before us, or maybe we have become desensitized to new ideas because of the glut of information that bombards our senses 24/7. Perhaps we have become lazy and lost our work ethic. Am I being too hard on us?  Perhaps, or perhaps not.

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Ed Jordan: Former Enemies Can Become Friends

Isaiah 32:8 (ESV) states: “But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands.” People who are noble in character and values are able to rise above past grievances and to treat others with reverence and respect. They are gracious people, treating others as people of worth. These attitudes and actions promote rebuilding responsible relationships.

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Ed Jordan: When the Lights Go Out

In Ecclesiastes 11:1 (The Message) we read: “Be generous: Invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns.” Cast your bread onto the waters, and in good time, that investment in providing for the needs of others will return back to you as well.

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Ed Jordan: Are we living in a Spider Universe?

Humans who reject the existence of God are likely to see themselves as the center of one’s own little universe, and could unwittingly be like the giant orb spider, sitting at the control system of its universe monitoring all the vibrations, but writing some off as “nothing” because those types of vibrations don’t exist in their predisposed database of possible explanations.

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Ed Jordan: Rebuilding Our Lives

When your life seems rocked to its foundations, seek God, receive His diagnosis and instructions, and then cooperate with Him as He rebuilds your life, dreams, capabilities, attitudes, and hope.

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Ed Jordan: Signs of Summer

We love summer for all the recreation is provides. By this I mean recreation in the modern sense and definition of the word, e.g. excursions, distractions, and fun. But recreation shouldn’t keep us from “re-creation,” from spending time with God to experience him re-creating our lives.

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Ed Jordan: Faith during uncomfortable times

It does not take faith to step out onto solid ground. It takes faith to step into a hot air balloon and believe that it will hold you up. Standing in the basket of a hot-air balloon on the ground is not the same thing as entrusting yourself to the basket’s floor as it soars upward. Faith believes that you will come safely back to land, and if you have ever done that, you know it is rarely a soft landing as the basket bounces and skids across the landscape.

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Ed Jordan: Weekends…Who Needs Them?

Germans seem to live for their summer month-long vacations. Most Americans live for their weekends. So how important is the concept of getting off for 52 weekends a year? If you were to no longer get weekends off (regardless of whether it occurs on Saturday and Sunday), how would that affect your life?

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Ed Jordan: Beauty-Full

Whenever we see God’s light radiating from God like the colored prisms of light reflecting off of a diamond, we experience the greatness of God and his beauty, and we realize that our light and beauty pales in comparison to God's.

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Ed Jordan: Prince or Pauper?

It is interesting that no one ever sings: “Someday my pauper will come, someday we’ll fall in love, and how poor then my life will be, when my pauper’s in love with me.”

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Ed Jordan: Hopelessness or Hopefulness?

From listening to news reports, one could figuratively assume that there is no green grass left anywhere in this world; there is only burnt earth. That viewpoint is a symptom of people who are held in the grip of hopelessness. Hopelessness is the absence of hope. But is it really true that there is no hope? Is all the grass in the world brown, even in springtime?

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