Category Archives: Inspiration

Whatsoever is true…

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Special Thanks (and a little shameless self-promotion)

As many of you know, I write fiction as J.B. Hawker. My latest release, Mrs. Thistlethwaite and the Magpie came out this week. I want to make my faithful readers aware that this well-reviewed book may be downloaded from Amazon FREE this … Continue reading

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Big Brother is watching, and so is the Father

In George Orwell’s classic science fiction novel 1984, he depicts a society where Big Brother, the government’s all-seeing eye, is watching citizens for even the slightest infraction against the powers that be. When it was first published, many critics scoffed … Continue reading

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The sleeping church

We read in the Book of Acts how the Apostle Paul, knowing he was leaving Troas the next day, and wanting to teach these new followers all he could before leaving them, preached past midnight. He was teaching in an … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sign?

Signs are wonderful things. They can convey all sorts of important information… to anyone who can interpret the message. When I visited Italy for the first time and drove the unfamiliar streets, the traffic signs which were meaningful to the locals were confusing to me. Blessedly, … Continue reading

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What can I do?

Tragic events in our lives or around the world make us look for explanations; we want to make sense of it all and we wonder what we can do in response. I read a phrase in a book of quotations … Continue reading

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The Word Made Flesh

Behold the man. Who is this we celebrate on Easter, the Day of Resurrection? This is who I believe He is: We confess the mystery and wonder of God made flesh and rejoice in our great salvation through Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Triumphal Entry

The Christian church celebrates the Sunday before Easter as Palm Sunday, commemorating Christ’s entry into Jerusalem when the crowds met Him waving palm branches, as for a conquering hero’s triumphal entry into the city following a battle. Instead of a … Continue reading

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Fault Lines

We live in a world tearing itself apart on lines of division. Every difference of opinion or belief, no matter how great or small, makes the person on the other side of an issue our enemy who must be utterly … Continue reading

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The man behind the myth

You sometimes hear it said there is a germ of truth in every legend. As with St. Valentine and St. Nicolas, the mythology we celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day was built upon the life and history of a real person. … Continue reading

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