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It's Friday .... meaning COFFEE! (of course, I don't need Friday to enjoy coffee. For me, coffee is an everyday affair!).  Whether you enjoy coffee or not, I invite you to join me for a few random thoughts.

1. Last week, people around here were groaning about a big snow storm that was bringing a foot of snow or more our way this week. Well ... with hindsight (which is always 20-20 - something more of us need to remind ourselves of more often) - the talk of a big snow storm was just that, "talk." As it turns out, we did have about an inch of rain fall (which would equate to approximately 10-12 inches of snow, depending upon the temperature). But it was WET not WHITE precipitation that fell from the sky! So even though the meteorologists got it right that a storm was coming ... they could not accurately forecast the type of precipitation we were going to have until much closer to the date of the actual storm (I believe by Monday they were pretty confident that it woul…

Friday Coffee with PJ

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It's Friday ... so grab your Friday morning cup of hot steaming coffee and join me for a few random thoughts.

1. The other day I was listening to a Christian radio station, and the DJ came on and said something to this effect, "As Christians, we don't follow a church, we don't follow a set of teachings, we simply follow Jesus."  As I reflected upon what he said (and he is in no way the first person I have heard say something like this), I just shook my head. Yes, it is true that as Christians we ultimately follow Jesus. BUT ... that does NOT mean that we don't follow a set of teachings. The last time I checked, the gospel record is filled with the teachings of Jesus. AND the New Testament letters were written to explain and expand upon the teachings of Jesus. And Jesus himself followed the teachings of the Bible of his day (which we know as the Old Testament books). So ... if we are to follow Jesus, then we must follow the teachings of the Word of God. What …

Friday Coffee with PJ

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Time to pour your favorite cup of Joe and enjoy a few random thoughts with me ...

1. Valentine's Day is fast approaching ... now just two days away. So, as always at this time of year, I start to contemplate what I can give my wife. In the past I have given her chocolate, flowers, jewelry, dinner out, etc. No matter how I have chosen to express my love for her, she has always shown appreciation for my efforts. But what we all must consider is this ... not how we show our love for our significant other on Valentine's Day ... but rather how we demonstrate our love on EVERYDAY! Putting our sweetheart's needs and interests above our own on a regular basis is the best gift you can give one another! Take a moment and read Philippians 2:3-4 and then live these verses out in your day to day relationship! You will be better for it!

2. Cold weather is coming! The forecast for Sunday is calling for early morning temperatures near zero and wind chills well below that! Brrr .... frigid…

Friday Coffee with PJ

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Friday morning .... Friday coffee ... and a few random thoughts about life and faith. Thanks for joining me!

1. Tuesday was Groundhog Day. It amazed me to hear that many of these Groundhog "meteorologists," including the most famous Groundhog of all, Punxsutawney Phil, were unable to see their shadow despite the clear skies and the sun shining brightly to welcome the day. All that said, I sure hope Phil is right about this. After the 2 1/2 feet of snow that recently fell, I am all in for an early spring! But, I am not going to get over excited about the prospect of "spring being right around the corner." According to Stormfax Almanac, Phil only gets it right about 39% of the time for his home town of Punxsutawney. As I thought of that ... I thought of God's Word. I am so thankful whenever I read the Bible, I don't have to wonder if what God saying is accurate. Since the Bible contains the "God-breathed" words of God (2 Timothy 3:16), we can be as…