The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

Relationships Without Regrets

Life limits what we can do. The weather, health, and circumstances build walls which restrict our movement. But it’s not the same with words. We can access them anytime, in person, print, online, or phone.


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No Little People, No Minor Tasks

We are so used to judging things by the world’s standards that it is nearly impossible to process Jesus’ saying, “Many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first” (Matthew 19:30).


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Good-bye, San Francisco.

An old easy-listening standard was “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” and it was easy to identify with that sentiment. I had occasion to visit The City by the Bay three times over the course of twenty years, and always was captivated by its charm.


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Another Forgiveness Footnote

Many years ago I read a story in Readers’ Digest about a drunk driver who took the life of a young man on Christmas Eve in rural Tennessee. The driver, “Tommy,” was sent to jail for his crime, and the story was about how the parents of the victim made peace with it all.


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Forgiveness Footnote

Forgiveness is not a process, but a choice, a decision that happens in an instant when we apply Jesus’ command, “as we forgive our debtors.” God has forgiven us instantly and forever, and so we do that for others who have offended us. (See BB 155, August 28.)


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Don’t settle for a marvelous life.

A few weeks back I read that the president of a company I worked for many years ago had died. Seeking details, I found a photo of his final resting place and the epitaph, “I’ve had a marvelous life.”


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The Thinning Veneer of Civilization

One day in sixth grade our teacher quipped, “Locks were made to keep honest people honest.” I don’t recall what sparked his words, or the even the subject we were discussing, but I do remember doubting him.


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The Jesus Vaccine

There is much talk today about vaccines, vaccine trials, and even mandatory vaccination. The concept is tried and true, though still controversial.


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Just As I Am

I have met a few Renaissance Men and Women who do many things well. They create and run multiple businesses, paint in oils and acrylics, are amateur archaeologists, speak five languages (three fluently), and found time to teach themselves piano and guitar.


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“He created them male and female. . .”

It’s a fascinating and challenging time to be alive. Along with the confusion and chaos of burning businesses and toppling statues with the blessing of government, is the ever-present penchant for “identifying.”


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