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By On May 25th, 2019

Hope of Heaven

When you hear the word “home,” what picture comes to mind? I remember the houses I grew up in, and the houses I’ve lived in with my wife and daughter. All of those are very positive because they mean family to me. It’s about the people I love.  A good number of those people are…

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By On May 22nd, 2019

What’s Really Important?

I remember the title of a book I saw decades ago. I never read the book but did was amused by the title—“Bridge Out—Slow to 50.” It’s a nonsensical phrase, but quite funny. Who would think of a high-speed chase to a deadly, non-existent crossing? Yet there are instances of illogic rife in our culture…

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By On May 18th, 2019

Overcoming Evil

Evil is a very real thing. The evening news frequently reports on events that make us shudder, whether it is the evil of a nation or the horrendous, vile acts of an individual. A constant diet of the evening news could cast us into despair.  Many worldly pundits dismiss the nature and power of evil.…

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By On May 15th, 2019

Just Read It

I’d like to share a couple of recommendations about reading your Bible. I’ve written before about the importance of reading sections of the Bible rather than just a verse or two from different locations in the Bible.  Context is very important. That requires reading full sections of any book in the Bible. You’d never buy…

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By On May 11th, 2019

You Are Holy

What is holy?  We hear and use the word a lot. We speak of holy Scripture, even of holy places and people. It is such a sacred term that we tend to make it a lofty religious ideal, perhaps beyond our reach. But it is not beyond our reach.  The word “holy” means “set apart.”…

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By On May 8th, 2019

If Only

How many times have you said “if only…?” “If only I’d made this decision instead of that one.” “If only I’d listened to my Dad when….”   It’d be great if we had access to a time machine so we could go back and change some of our past decisions. Life would be better—or not. …

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By On May 4th, 2019

Pace Yourself

Do you frequently find yourself stressed and overworked? I’ve learned a couple of good things about working effectively. First, you usually can ask others for help, so long as you carry your own load. I didn’t want to burden anyone else, which originally kept me from getting help. It is possible to burden people but,…

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By On May 1st, 2019

Scars and Healing

Many of us bear scars from injuries and surgeries. There are two ways we can interpret such scars. They can be seen as signs of hurt and tragedy, or they can be seen as signs of healing. I choose to see the latter, and marvel at our bodies’ ability to sustain severe damage and yet…

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By On April 28th, 2019

Rebirth and Restoration

The words “born again” turn some people off.  But rebirth is a central positive theme that God has interspersed throughout Scripture. Just think of the people in the Bible who were given chances to start over. Adam and Eve disobeyed God and couldn’t stay in the Garden, but God led them to new places, new…

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By On April 25th, 2019

The Problem of Pride

Pride might seem like an harmless thing, but that’s its very problem. It can quickly move from satisfaction over an accomplishment, to a means whereby we judge ourselves better than other people. It is OK to be proud of an accomplishment, of people you know and love, or of something near and dear to your…

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