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A Study In Sin

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Saturday, February 2, 2013, In : Meditations 
The Bible has much to say about sin, and it also has much to say about how we deal with the sins of others when they are made known to us. Sin separates a person from God, and it can most certainly separate people from one another. However, so often in Scripture it becomes an occasion for both God and man to display love and grace. Admittedly, the Lord tends to be quicker to do this than man, but He sets an incredible example for man to follow and furthermore exhorts him to follow it.

Sin is p...
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A Letter To Grandpa

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : Meditations 
As usual on this day each year, I write to commemorate the legacy of my grandfather, Jerry Osborne. Lately, I have been researching and writing a biography on his life as the founding pastor of Community Bible Church in Norwalk, California. As I have been pouring over the details of his life, I came across a letter written to him posthumously, delivered to him as a eulogy of sorts at his funeral. I have partially reprinted the letter for preservation here from a photocopy. I believe the origi...
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The Greatest Privilege

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Saturday, May 14, 2011, In : Meditations 
Back in 2001 I was only 22 years old. Ten years have passed and so much has happened since then. That year Marie and I became parents for the first time as we welcomed Cristian into our family. A few months later the World Trade Center Towers fell along with the rest of the carnage that devastated our country on September 11th. That Christmas the first installment of The Lord Of The Rings became a world-wide phenomenon. During that year I had moved from Wisconsin back to California only to wa...
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Keep Looking Up!

Posted by Michael A La Framboise on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, In : Meditations 
[Actually posted on October 25, 2010]
It was dark, pitch black, as we drove through the mountains. Only a toddler, I stood between my grandparents and exclaimed, “Speeky, Grandpa, speeky!” But all was well with him at the wheel. I had no reason to be afraid with Grandpa there, and for the rest of my life I looked up to the man who saw me safely through  those scary mountain roads.

As a boy, I would sit with my mother in a church pew on Sunday nights and listen to Grandpa preach. Sometimes I...
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Christian Insanity

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Saturday, September 11, 2010, In : Politics 
Today we remember one of the greatest tragedies in our country's history, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Our country has changed since that day. Our lives are different because of that day. From inconvenient security parameters to a constant state of high alert and even wars on two fronts. Many American families have mourned the loss of loved ones, whether from the initial horror of 9/11, or from the drawn out wars we have waged since. It seems we all know someone in the militar...
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Actually Saying It

Posted by Michael A. La Framboise on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, In : Meditations 

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
Psalm 133:1

Many years ago I engaged in a heated argument with my closest and dearest friend. The subject matter is not important, but he ended the dispute with a harsh word of rebuke, invoking the name of our grandfather, and the shame I was bringing to his venerable legacy. I was stunned into silence, and we left that particular controversy to die. Hearing the story from my side, one may be deceived into...


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You've Been Warned!

Posted by Michael A. la Framboise on Sunday, May 2, 2010, In : Meditations 

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.”
1 Thessalonians 5:14

I am angry. I am saddened. I am disgusted with what is tolerated and condoned by silence in the Church of Jesus Christ (If we dare yet to take His name, and so vainly attach it to our dens of thieves and murderers!)! It is true that evil triumphs when good people do nothing; but how good do we think ourselves to be, when we allow the weakest in o...


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