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Why the name “More Than Cake”?

At the time of the French revolution, King Louis XVI and his queen Marie Antoinette were living large while the people starved. The price of a bread loaf, the staple of the French diet, cost as much as a year’s wage and neither the King or queen cared one bit. Marie never uttered the now infamous words, “Let them eat cake,” but that phrase describes well her attitude of ambivalence toward the hungry masses.

Many folks in the world today are starving for the nourishment that can only come from sound reasoning. Yet too many “leaders” demonstrate the same queenly arrogance in thinking that sound thinking is too much for our little peasant tummies to handle. So instead of offering the nourishing bread of truth, they offer the sweet tasting crumbs of leftover cake.

This blog offers you “more than cake” with a consistent challenge to the status quo that so many people are longing to hear.

So I invite you all to come, sit, think with me, and be nourished by the Bread of Life.

Why I Write

There are times in every Christian’s life when things just seem to make sense and there is a certain celerity of mind and spirit. More Than Cake is a collections of those thoughts and ideas which have taken on importance in my life and reflect the way in which I view certain subjects. I place them here for the world to read in hopes that they may be of some benefit to you in your daily life. For pastors or teacher, they may inspire a sermon or lesson, for others my hope is that you will find some help in resolving some personal dilemma or nagging question.

Most everything I write has arisen out of some personal crisis or confrontation. As such they are thoughts and ideas which have had meaning or impact in my own spiritual life. Please keep two things in mind as you read:

1) My posts are self critical in nature. That is, each post challenges me in my own daily life to keep a balance and not stray into unsafe theological waters. I place them here not to criticize any one person or group, but rather in hopes that they may be constructive for you to read.

2) My posts are not pastoral in nature.  I have phrased each post with a very broad audience in mind and not a specific individual. If I were talking with someone on a personal level, I would be more sensitive to that individual than is possible in such a public format.

With these two things in mind, I ask your indulgence as I am also a Christian in progress and there may be things which I write that for some reason or another may wrongly offend. My ultimate goal is to convey the truth of God’s plan for our lives in a meaningful and compassionate way. If I have failed, please notify me via e-mail so that I can hone the crafting of my articles so that I may give no man any cause for offense.

Read on with God’s grace and I pray that He may bring His blessings into your life through my simple words.

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I consider myself a bit of a Renaissance man; a “Jack Of All Trades” and master of only a few :-)  Who I am is reflected on this site because I do all the work myself.  I don’t have a team of designers or programmers helping me with my artwork, videos, or writing.  Everything here is an expression of the creativity, innovation, and talents God has given me and I am thankful I get to share a bit of my life with you.  You can find out more on my LinkedIn profile.

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