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  1. Jean says:


  2. Xenia says:

    Double Amen!

  3. Dallas says:

    This foolish person appreciates your time.

  4. AA says:

    Glad your still here, keep it up! ?

  5. Paige says:

    Awesome. Amen. Thank you. Always.

  6. Mr Jesperson says:

    Your describing one of the peculiar paradoxes of life. It is good that we can trust the One who numbers our days.

  7. JTK says:

    You are generous with your time and your heart.

    You don’t always know what life-suckers will gobble those up, and which ones can actually change.

    “The generous man will be prosperous and those who water will themselves be watered.”

    You have some water and some “prosperity” coming your way. Quotes because it often looks different than we think and hope.

  8. JTK says:

    I wonder how many of “the least of these” know we advocate for them, stand up for them.

    I remember 2 different undocumented coworkers who had a chip on their shoulder when we talked. One in high school, one in college. One pulled weeds and dealt with cacti side by side as a peer, one had a slightly worse job at a restaurant. Neither knew I advocated for them. And I doubt they would guess this “rich” kid from Scottsdale felt compassion for them.

  9. Nonnie says:

    Beautiful, Michael! Life is precious!

  10. Babylon's Dread says:

    I think about death often, more than is reasonable or necessary, so I get it. There was a time when I was wondering when the real living would start. Everything seemed to be preparation. Then I realized one day that I was over the audition and this is it. Suddenly I started wondering how long I would be around to do this living. Anyway, I understand this.

    Just finished the book on Calvary Chapel … please.

    Then you won’t have to worry about dying, someone will see to it.


  11. Michael says:


    That’s the funniest thing seen here in a very long time.
    I’m working on it… 🙂

    Thanks to all today…

  12. Linnea says:

    Very insightful, Michael….so glad you’re getting your hugging on 🙂

  13. Em again says:

    amen to the post and all the comments following – hope you’re getting good hugs in return, Michael

    so sad, to not enjoy Christ in the here and now – Lord, we need more joy and we need it now
    have mercy on us, indeed

  14. pstrmike says:

    “Just finished the book on Calvary Chapel … please.”

    What book?


    You are in no position to talk being that your camp is filled with charlatans, nut cases, foolish prophetic utterances and intellectual midgets…….

  15. Em again says:

    uh oh – the “ed” typo tripped up pstmike, i think

  16. pstrmike says:

    Didn’t consider that Em, and perhaps you’re right. I read the statement through the lens of years of reading harsh critiques from an individual who’s tribe is the most problematic camp within the church.

  17. Em again says:

    pstmike, just seemed kind of humorous to me tonight, so i butted in – again – i think pastor dread was telling Michael to finish the book, rather than saying he’d read the book (which isn’t finished – we’re all waiting) 🙂

    God keep

  18. Cash says:

    There is always something to give thanks about.


    What a great truth, Michael. I’m grateful for the time you give to us.

  19. JTK says:

    What’s this book on Calvary Chapel?

    Do we get to hear the overall story?
    The Michael story?

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