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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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Ed Jordan: Are You a Foodie?

All too often we become so consumed with enjoying the physical and material things of life that we don’t even consider another kind of nourishment. In response to the disciples’ thinking that this physical life was all that mattered, Jesus taught that the real Nourisher and Feeder of our lives is God.

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Ed Jordan: Got Delight?

Think for a moment of the last time you were delighted by someone or something. Reflect on that memory. What was it that moved your experience from duty to delight? Or from curiosity to delight? Sometimes we think of fun experiences as delightful. Are fun and delight synonyms, or is delight something more than fun?

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Ed Jordan: The Missing Links

Today things move so rapidly that many changes are already established before we first perceive their existence. A world that moves so fast puts us in permanent response mode; we don’t even have a chance to be proactive.

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Ed Jordan: Shadow or Substance?

A shadow is a one-dimensional representation of a real substance, whereas the real substance is usually complex, multi-dimensional and has more depth and layers to it than can be seen.

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