The Wesley Quadrilateral

In the 18th century John Wesley, the man behind the Methodist movement developed a method of theological reflection used by Methodist and other Wesleyan branches of faith. In the 20th century, The late Dr. Albert Outler, professor of systematic theology at Perkins School of Theology coined the term, “The Wesley Quadrilateral.” It is important to note that Wesley never used the term. Some have used the term “Methodist Quadrilateral” in its place.

A quadrilateral, regardless of the measurements of each side has four sides. When using a quadrilateral to demonstrate a theological idea, one must identify each side of the quadrilateral. A quadrilateral has four sides, and each side represents the elements, Scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. Outler and likely Wesley as well would say it is not an equilateral quadrilateral. I am not math guy so using those words isn’t easy for me (lol).

Scripture is the most important leg of the quadrilateral. When reflecting on a theological idea of issue, one should first ask, what does Scripture say. The Bible is our basis, it is and should be the base of all we do. I believe one of the reason that Sunday school, Bible Study, small groups, and other things are important. So many in our congregations today do not, by the own admission, know the Bible. You only learn the contents of any book by opening it and reading it. Bible study, no better yet, being a Christian is not easy. We have to be willing to take appropriate actions to grown in our faith.

Tradition – Wesley the traditions of the Church were important and Methodists today still do. That being said, Wesley also understood that traditions weaken over time. The traditions weakened over time if the next generations do not know and understand the traditions and their purpose. It is necessary to teach those being raise in the faith and it is not a task for parents alone. When God baptizes a child (God is the primary actor in baptism. It may be the pastor’s hands but it is God’s action) as a congregation you made a promise before to God that you would raise this child in the faith. By tradition many people touch and impact the child’s life. Outler argued we should let tradition have its place. Tradition helps us grow our faith and understanding. Wesley states that those of strong and clear understanding should be aware of its full force. Tradition is a key link to all of Church history.

Reading the promises God makes to us in Scripture can be thrilling. What the Christian faith promises is a journey we call salvation.”What the scriptures promise, I enjoy”.[9] Again, Wesley insisted that we cannot have reasonable assurance of something unless we have experienced it personally. John Wesley was assured of both justification and sanctification because he had experienced them in his own life. What Christianity promised (considered as a doctrine) was accomplished in his soul. Christianity is a culmination of the promises of God in Jesus Christ. Through his death on a cross, Jesus is the fulfillment of the promises of God. Tradition points to the promise and shows its reality in an abstract sense, experience makes it real. Experience makes it personal. God gives us a personal experience of salvation. God gives us eternal light.

Reason – Wesley’s time was during the Enlightenment. He and most every person working in an area that provoked thought believed Scripture is the foundation of all faith, Wesley wrote: “Now, of what excellent use is reason, if we would either understand ourselves, or explain to others, those living oracles.” Wesley believed that without reason one could not understand the truths of Scripture.

Application – When I was in seminary I struggled with a good bit of this. My senior pastor, the late Bobbie Weber, explained by applying it in a way I had not heard of before. I don’t remember the thing Bobbie used but we will use the love of God. That was a favorite topic of Jesus.

What does Scripture say about that. Does Scripture cover the idea of a loving God who loves us and if we allow it, will direct our lives. Scripture says that if we say we love God but don’t love neighbor the truth is not in us. Scripture also says “God is love.”

I know there is more but for our purposes today, we have talked about that one enough. We know God loves us and our biggest authority says we can believe that promise.

Now, what does tradition say about God’s love for us? If we study the lives of Christian martyrs we can see evidence that they knew God loved them and even in the face of death they held on tight to the faith. Their parents and their teachers in the early Church made sure they knew the sacrifice God had made for him.

She knew about experience. As they were taught to her she heard about the pain and anguish that went with learning the faith. She started playing and when she played she felt God surrounding her. That is experience.

Now that we have seen the evidence of Scripture, what history has taught us of tradition, and what we learn through experience, ours and the church’s. Can we draw conclusions about the love of God. That would of course be a safe assumption. We might need more evidence on a more complicated theological problem but with this method we can search our way into a reasonable answer just about every time.

Have a blessed day.

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith

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The Once & Future Economy Making New Connections

All the ships of the sea and their sailors
came to you to barter for your goods.
10 Men of Persia, Lud, and Put
were in your army, serving as your warriors.
They hung shields and helmets in you;
they gave you splendor.
11 Men of Arvad and Helech
were stationed on your walls all around,
and Gammadites were in your towers.
They hung their shields all around your walls;
they perfected your beauty.

12 “Tarshish was your trading partner because of your great wealth of every kind. They exchanged silver, iron, tin, and lead for your merchandise. 13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your merchants. They exchanged slaves and bronze utensils for your goods. 14 Those from Beth-togarmah exchanged horses, war horses, and mules for your merchandise. 15 Men of Dedan were also your merchants; many coasts and islands were your regular markets. They brought back ivory tusks and ebony as your payment. 16 Aram was your trading partner because of your numerous products. They exchanged turquoise, purple and embroidered cloth, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your merchandise. 17 Judah and the land of Israel were your merchants. They exchanged wheat from Minnith, meal, honey, oil, and balm, for your goods. 18 Damascus was also your trading partner because of your numerous products and your great wealth of every kind, trading in wine from Helbon and white wool. 19 Vedan and Javan from Uzal dealt in your merchandise; wrought iron, cassia, and aromatic cane were exchanged for your goods. 20 Dedan was your merchant in saddlecloths for riding. 21 Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your business partners, trading with you in lambs, rams, and goats. 22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah traded with you. They exchanged gold, the best of all spices, and all kinds of precious stones for your merchandise. 23 Haran, Canneh, Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you. 24 They were your merchants in choice garments, cloaks of blue and embroidered materials, and multicolored carpets, which were bound and secured with cords in your marketplace. 25 Ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your goods.

So you became full and heavily loaded
in the heart of the sea. (Ezekiel 27:9-25, Holman Christian Standard Bible)

“So Preacher, you sayin’ we’re going back to the barter system because of this bug that’s floatin’ around?”

Well, yes and no, but I am glad you asked. First of all, barter has never completely gone away. I remember when I was a kid in the Boy Scouts going to some Jamboree type events (I never went to a jamboree) and doing patch trading while I was there. I never did much trading because I really never knew the value of a lot of the patches. I feel pretty certain I over-paid for some because I would only trade for patches I liked, not to increase the value of my collection.

Not long ago I made a trade, guitar for guitar. I had an electric I didn’t play anymore. It wasn’t a favorite and I have other electrics and I would prefer playing acoustics. A fellow guitar player/collector played my electric and asked if I would consider a trade. When we made the trade it immediately was the oldest guitar in my collection. I don’t know its exact value but, unlike the patch, I don’t think I overpaid in that deal.

Cindy, Wayne, Christopher, and me spent my first two years of seminary living in Canton, TX where I served as associate pastor. Canton (where the statue in the picture above came from) is famous for its “Trade Days” or “First Monday.” The official name is “Canton First Monday Trade Days.” They claim it is the world’s oldest and largest flea market. It is a big deal. Many of the vendors work all month and “First Monday Weekend” is when they get paid.

First Monday is such a big deal to Canton, there is no city property tax. None. Zero. There are still school and county property taxes but First Monday takes care of the rest.

It really isn’t on the First Monday of the month. The market opens on the Thursday and runs through Sunday of the weekend before the first Monday of the month. The tradition dates back to the 1850s when the circuit court judge came to town on the first Monday of the month. People in the area came into town to stock up on supplies, catch up on the news, watch some of the court proceedings and often see a “hanging” or two. Naturally, those coming from outside of town would bring their wares along to sell or trade. Originally, First Monday only happened on the First Monday of the month. Over the years it expanded and today the only parts of “First Monday” that are related to the weekend now are the name and a horse auction. Barter still often happens on the weekend.

A fairly new telephone app is available called “Next Door.” Since the Covit-19 virus locked us all in our houses, some people, and I can see why, have sought out ways of completely avoiding some of the stores, particularly grocery stores. Besides, stores don’t have things like hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies and until just recently distilled water and toilet paper (we actually found those over the weekend). So, if I have hand sanitizer and you have Lysol Spray (we’ve been looking for three weeks) we might be able to make a trade. Baking supplies are also getting harder to find so if I have extra flour and you have extra sugar, a swap might help us both.

I sincerely doubt that we will ever move fully back to the barter system. How else would we buy cars or houses?

I have a friend, though I can’t remember which friend said it but during a discussion of neighbor and the disconnection between people in our society blamed air conditioning. Where it was too hot to stay in the house before we all had AC, people went outside and talked to their neighbors. Now, because its cooler inside than out, the conversations ended.

Because of barter, neighbors are talking and reconnecting again. Perhaps a positive of all this is, the virus may be bringing people together, building connections and relationships among neighbors.

I don’t believe God put this virus on us. I don’t believe this is punishment for watching too much football or attending the theater on Sunday instead of going to worship, of or much more I have heard over the last several weeks. People who have nothing to do with any of that. So, it is either that God ha a problem with all of us, I doubt that, and if God is miffed over some of us but not all of us, God’s aim would be better than that.

No, this isn’t God. That being said, God may not have done it, but God can certainly use it, maybe God will use it and the barter it has generated to bring us back together again.

Have a great evening,

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith

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He Lost it All, and…

I realize how kind God has been to me, and so I tell each of you not to think you are better than you really are. Use good sense and measure yourself by the amount of faith that God has given you. A body is made up of many parts, and each of them has its own use. That’s how it is with us. There are many of us, but we each are part of the body of Christ, as well as part of one another.

God has also given each of us different gifts to use. If we can prophesy, we should do it according to the amount of faith we have. If we can serve others, we should serve. If we can teach, we should teach. If we can encourage others, we should encourage them. If we can give, we should be generous. If we are leaders, we should do our best. If we are good to others, we should do it cheerfully (Romans 12:3-8, Contemporary English Version).

Magazine columnist Tim Denning, because of the uncertain times we are in, made the decision to call everyone in his phone. He expected to find his friends sitting at home relaxing with the unexpected days off. But when he called a lifelong friend, Denning did not get what he expected. The conversation went something like this:

“How are you doing?”

“I’ve had my fair share of tears this week. I lost my entire business after a 15-minute speech.”

It was not a speech made by Denning’s friend. The friend lived and had his business in Australia. The 15-minute speech actually was made by the Prime Minister, issuing what we are now all to familiar with, a “stay-home order.”

The friend was in the hospitality business. The Prime Minister directed all restaurants and bars to close. When the time came and the government lifted the order, they could reopen.

The problem was, by Australian law, if the businesses remained in business, they would have to pay rent on their facilities. If they closed their doors and went out of business, the rent expenses went away too. Denning’s friend had bookings for the next three month. Over the next hour and a half the friend got call after call canceling their order and informing him they were out of business. At the end of that hour and a half, he was left with nothing. Much as we have heard over the last couple of weeks, Denning’s friend understood the reason for the order but that didn’t mean it didn’t hurt.

Denning asked his friend what he was doing about it. He knew there was little he could do about finding another job just as such efforts here, are pretty useless at the moment.

The friend started doing other things, like taking long walks. He said because he was in no hurry he started noticing things he never noticed before. Things like rocks on the bank of a pond and the ripples on the water on one side of the pond.”

The friend, along with his daughters started building a garden in the backyard. He wanted a place to grow herbs and vegetables. The garden was a place to watch things to come to life.

He started thinking about people like his own employees. He knew he didn’t have the money for all his employees.

Denning’s friend realized he needed to calm himself and stay that way. He started limiting the amount of news he was watching. His daughters started getting time in their relationship that had never happened before. It wasn’t long before the girls started becoming central in their lives. He said it was impossible to find a reason to stay angry when he was with the two of them.

In today’s lesson Paul is saying, “It isn’t about us.” He is right. It is about how we serve God and serve the world. Service and love are traits we all too often fail to demonstrate. We are here to serve one another, to love one another. Paul says to make yourself a sacrifice for your neighbor.

Denning said he was always amazed at his friend’s ability to place himself behind everyone else. But he also was learning, without his friend really saying anything, that joy and fulfillment came when you exercised your ability make life better for someone else. Then Denning wrote down a few things Denning had never thought about but realized were true.

He always leaves you feeling better than he found you.
He makes you smile.
He tells you the good parts of life.
He is fearlessly loyal.
He builds human connections, not business connections.
My favorite: he calls you for no reason at all.

People love working with him and he always lives by one rule:

Doing the right thing is always the right thing.

It’s not what you lose when hard times come. Hard times come for everyone at some point; it’s who you become when things are uncertain and difficult.

Have a blessed,

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith

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With or Without an Eraser

Psalm 51

A Prayer for Restoration

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had gone to Bathsheba.

Be gracious to me, God,
according to Your faithful love;
according to Your abundant compassion,
blot out my rebellion.
Wash away my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin.
For I am conscious of my rebellion,
and my sin is always before me.
Against You—You alone—I have sinned
and done this evil in Your sight.
So You are right when You pass sentence;
You are blameless when You judge.
Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;
I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,
and You teach me wisdom deep within.
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
Turn Your face away from my sins
and blot out all my guilt.

10 God, create a clean heart for me
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not banish me from Your presence
or take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore the joy of Your salvation to me,
and give me a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach the rebellious Your ways,
and sinners will return to You.

14 Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God,
the God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.
15 Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare Your praise.
16 You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it;
You are not pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit.
God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart.

18 In Your good pleasure, cause Zion to prosper;
build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on Your altar. (Psalm 51:1-19, Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Can you imagine a world where there were pencils but there were no erasers? 162 years ago today a wealthy Philadelphia businessman named Hyman L. Lipman filed the first patent for a pencil with an eraser on the other end.

Prior to Lipman’s creation, the pencils used, and they were very common in those days for people working outside and much more. The ink fountain pen was still about 30 years away. Steel nibs were just coming into their own and the majority of business correspondence was done using a quill pen.

The pencil with an eraser on the end was hardly Lipman’s first prosperous business idea. He was in the stationary business. He worked hard and bought out another manufacturer of stationary. A few years later he developed the envelope. Prior to the envelope people wrote business correspondence was on paper sealed with wax and often tied together with ribbon or yarn.

When Lipman decided to take on the pencil, pencils were made of coal and wrapped in something like yarn or fabric. They were quite messy. When someone found a source for graphite led and the Dutch developed a process for encasing the led in wood, the pencil grew in popularity but things were still problematic. When someone made a mistake, it was still stuck on the page. Enter Hyman Lipman with a solution to the problem, the eraser.

The pencil with eraser revolutionized the way people write. And, while there are mechanical pencils these days, the basic wooden pencil hasn’t changed since Lipman’s patented pencil with an eraser.

The psalmist in Psalm 51 might have been talking about using an eraser in much the same way he talked about being purified with hyssop had pencils with erasers been around in King David’s time.

That is what God does for us. When we confess our sin, God erases the sins of our past. Our present becomes clean because God knows how to use an eraser.

Have a blessed day in the Lord.

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith

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Can I Ask You a Question?

As they walk down the street, Joe asks Sam if he can ask him a question. Sometimes that seems to be a bit loaded. While I have always liked people to feel free to ask me questions, sometimes, the questions can be all but impossible or even impossible to answer.

I was in a setting once where people could ask me any question they wanted. I was asked how many bricks were in the Empire State Building? On another occasion when serving as staff on a Christian retreat I was asked a theological question someone asked of St. Thomas Aquinas in the 13th or 14th century. “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin.” As I remember the story, Aquinas didn’t have an answer either.

All this is leading me to say, I would like some help from you, my readers. In at least some of my posts I would like to do a new series, “Ask Dr. B.” You can ask whatever you like, I just won’t guarantee I will answer your question. Honestly, I don’t care how many bricks are in the Empire State Building. Nor do I care how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. Thomas Aquinas was much smarter than I am. If he couldn’t answer it, I probably can’t do it either.

My general intent is, to answer Bible questions, faith questions, theology questions, questions about the beliefs of various denominations. I would really like to at least attempt to answer your faith questions.

I am not going to guarantee you an answer. I will guarantee I will give it my best effort. My plan is the use these as blog posts a couple of times a week, so depending on the number of questions coming in, it could take a while. If I don’t understand the question, I will attempt to contact you, giving me any additional information I might need. I do reserve the right to reject a question for a variety of reasons including but not limited to, questions that would bring pain to others or even you, questions that are inappropriate, and questions that involve math (my math skills have never been good and besides, math was invented by demon possessed people who are out to drive us all nuts).

So that’s it. You can ask your questions by commenting below or emailing me at jkeithbroyles@gmail.com.

I would ask one other consideration from you. Remember, many of these questions may require some amount of research. I may not be able to give an answer in the short term. Besides being a blogger, I am a husband, father, grandfather, substitute teacher, do a music ministry, and pastor a church. Those all take time and if a comment is complex, it may take a while to understand what is at hand. Have patience.

I look forward to hearing you. Have a blessed weekend.

Seeking the genuine,
Keith

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The Top 10 – Top 10 List

A Top Ten List I don’t think is all that difficult to come up with, but what about the top ten top ten lists of things for a Christian to do during the Great Covit-19 Lockdown of 2020. I know I can do some of this on my own, I may even be able to come up with all of it on my own but to make this fun, come up with your own lists and place them in the comments.

List Number 10 – Watch Faith Movies

  • The Ten Commandments
  • War Room
  • God’s Not Dead
  • Fireproof
  • Courageous
  • Overcommer
  • Seasons of Gray
  • Facing the Giants
  • The Hiding Place
  • The Passion of the Christ

List Number 9 – Watch Secular Movies with a Christian Message

  • Bruce Almighty
  • The Blindside
  • The Apostle
  • The Hiding Place
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Seven Days in Eutopia
  • The Sound of Music
  • Soul Surfer
  • Dead Man Walking

List 8 – Board Games

  • Chess
  • Bibleopoly
  • Bible Trivia
  • Checkers
  • Life
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Scrabble
  • Pictionary
  • Yatzee
  • Backgammon

List 7 – Card and Domino Games

  • Spades
  • Bridge
  • Uno
  • Dominos
  • 42
  • Gin/Rummy
  • Train
  • Hearts
  • Skip Bo
  • Go Fish

List 6 – Binge Watch Old Television Shows

  • Big Bang Theory
  • Star Trek The Next Generation
  • Hogan’s Heroes
  • Numbers
  • MASH
  • 24
  • McHale’s Navy
  • Gilligan’s Island
  • Leave it to Beaver
  • Happy Days

List 5 – Read a Christian Novel

  • Silence
  • Chasing Secrets
  • Average Joe
  • Cry the Beloved Country
  • The Stained Glass Jungle
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • The Memory Quilt
  • The Rapture of Canaan
  • Godric
  • Chasing the White Lion

List 4 – Read a Book on Christian Theology/Bible

  • The Bible
  • The Will of God
  • The Circle Maker
  • Half Truths
  • My Final Word
  • Does God Care How We Worship?
  • The Case for Faith
  • The Purpose Driven Life
  • The Soul of America
  • Searching for Sunday

List 3 – Christian Biography

  • Bonhoeffer
  • 7 Men
  • 7 Women
  • 50 People Every Christian Should Know
  • Tramp For the Lord
  • C.S. Lewis Master Storyteller
  • Just As I Am
  • One Faithful Life
  • The Cross and the Switchblade
  • The Prodigal Comes Home

List 2 – Write Something

  • Start keeping a journal
  • write your autobiography
  • Write a poem about faith
  • Write a song
  • Write biography on a person you admire
  • Start a blog
  • Write a sermon
  • Write a novel
  • Write a short story
  • Write an ebook on a subject where you are an authority
  • Write 2 letters a day to people that need to hear from you

List Number 1 – Other stuff

  • Start a podcast
  • Clean out your closets
  • Make masks for medical professionals
  • Begin a new hobby
  • Learn to play a musical instrument
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Build something
  • Cook
  • Research your family history
  • Make a list of the places in the world you wish to visit
  • Phone old friends

Well, that is my Top Ten List of Top Ten Lists challenge me, make your own list and lets compare.

I really hope you will take some time and play along on this one. Write your own lists or build on mine in the comments below.

Have A Blessed Day in the Lord.

In Search of the Genuine,
Keith

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Got to Let it Go

I take no credit for this pic but could find no source data.

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:25-32, New International Version)

I am amazed it hasn’t happened already. In the last two weeks I have been inside almost all the time, inside the house, inside the car, inside the church, inside my mother’s house. I know, I know. There are others who have been inside even more thank I have as they have not left their house.

I was talking to someone the other day who told me it is not at all uncommon for the person to not leave the house for two or three days at a time. First of all, that person is an introvert. Second, the person went on to say, “Now that I have to stay home, I want to go everywhere.” In times like these we can all get pretty frustrated.

I get it. It isn’t an uncommon thing for me to stay home for one day, maybe two. I am not an introvert, I feed on contact with other people. I want to be around other people. I need to be around other people. I can make it for a day or two but right now I feel totally drained. To add to that, I am so frustrated with my self and with computers it is ridiculous. I am frustrated with myself because I went off and left several things at home and now I am paying the price. Most importantly, I left the power cord for my computer at home. I have done things on my phone and on my tablet in an effort to nurse the battery for things I had to do on the laptop. It is dead. And now I need it. There is information on it that exists no where else on the planet. It will be locked there until I get home. GRRRRR!!!!!! Why Keith did you leave something as important as the power cord at home?

I had decided I would write this blog post as a tutorial on tying a snake knot cross. I tied one and patiently took all the pictures with my phone. When I finished, I can’t get the pics off of my phone and onto my mom’s P.C. I can’t seem to get them to play together. I have had password issues. The evil person that decided we needed a different complex password for every program, website, computer and more has lost their mind. We aren’t supposed to write them down. I can’t remember all those passwords. I know the computer is supposed to remember them for you. And, on my computer, most of the time it does, but when, like right now, I am somewhere else, this computer does not know my passwords. I have discovered that when I need to submit a password on an app, it is time to change it. It has to be because I can’t remember. So I go through all the finger gymnastics to create a new password I still won’t remember.

So I can’t get my pics off my phone I moved from a how-to post to one about anger. They don’t quite seem to fit together. Neither does unresolved anger and good health, relationships, or a life in faith.

This post is a personal therapy post. It is my effort to do what Paul says in our lesson, to not let the sunset on my anger and to get rid of it. While a blog post is not always a way to get rid of my anger, it can be therapeutic. To write, something I enjoy, about subjects I enjoy, it is pretty difficult to stay mad for very long.

OK, rant over. Time to get on with my evening.

I hope yours is blessed too.

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith

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