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In the first frame, a man cries out, "God, where are you?" In the next frame, we zoom out to see him crying out in the center of the palm of God's hand. Even if you aren't sure about the existence of God or you don't believe in God at all, we all know a bigger perspective helps. When I was a pastor of a church, I made it my constant endeavor to validate people's experiences and not dismiss their sufferings and feelings of abandonment and even rejection.  Many of us grew up trained to believe we were rejects. And...

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God and a man sit close together drawing. The man draws a sad face, but God draws a happy face. Underneath, it says, "Draw close to God and he will draw close to you (James 4:8)." This is definitely cheesy. A dad joke. Silly.  But I hope it brings a smile to your face. Much love today, my friends!

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A man is trying to squeeze God into the Bible, saying, "Come on God! You just HAVE to fit in there!" IS YOUR GOD SMALLER THAN YOUR BIBLE? Some will have a problem with this cartoon because they'll insist we only know about God from the Bible. This cartoon won't make sense to them. The Bible can be compared to a finger that's attempting to point at something. This something is the writers' ideas of God, which is not singular but profoundly diverse. Too many are obsessed with the finger rather than what it's attempting to pointing at.

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I'm surprised I still have the original drawing of this cartoon. And prints! I went to a pride parade with a church in Dallas several years ago. One of the most profound experiences I've ever had.  Love is real!

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Happy #InternationalCoffeeDay I wonder what would have happened if God had had his coffee first. On a more serious note: It's important to remember that our gods are projections of our minds.  The more brutal we are, the more brutal will be our gods.  The more loving we are, the more loving will be our gods. The flood myth, popular during that age and across that region, is the creation of people who believed the only way to cleanse a wicked world and make it a better place was to kill everyone in it.  Some still believe that.  I don't.

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