The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

A Little Perspective

It was just a day spent fishing with his dad, but the famous biographer James Boswell spoke of it often. He remembered it fondly in his adulthood, and even recounted many details of what his father had taught him that day.


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Love. It’s simple, really.

The late Christian editor and author Joe Bayly (1920-1986) was once a member of The Blue Church. He lost three children, and out of that grief wrote a little book about death,The Last Thing We Talk About.


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Words

If you enjoy words, you will like this gem, which was published in the late 1800’s. It seems to have made the rounds like the old chain letters, in much the same way Internet memes are infinitely forwarded today.


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Somewhere Safe

There is a fascinating story that came out of World War II. A wealthy couple in London saw that Germany’s attack on Britain was imminent, and so decided to go somewhere safe.


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Hopeless

Matthew is the only Gospel author to include this story of Judas:
“When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. ‘I have sinned,’ he said, ‘for I have betrayed innocent blood.’


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Babies and Puppies

One of our nation’s more controversial laws has been at the center of recent debate over the Supreme Court nominee whose hearings began this week. The concern of many is that if the Supreme Court “goes conservative,” it may mean an end to abortion on demand.


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What’s your hurry?

Perhaps the most famous forest ranger ever was Carl Sharsmith, Dr. Carl Sharsmith of Yosemite National Park. One account reads like this:


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I’d rather be. . .

They are everywhere. Today I saw a truck with the tag reading, “I’d rather be fishing.” Recently I’ve seen “I’d rather be hiking,” “I’d rather be kayaking,” and “I’d rather be flying.”


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Not Perfect, But Forgiven

Samuel Davies was by all accounts one of the most righteous men who ever walked our continent. He lived less than forty years, from 1723 to 1761, was an evangelist and pastor in Virginia,


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Nuts and Bolts

On one occasion when I was discussing car maintenance with a friend, he recommended someone he knew who had a small repair business in his own garage.


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