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Never forget

Memorial Weekend is a time set aside to remember those men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is a time for flag flying, camping, picnics, barbecues, and family celebrations; all the while remembering … Continue reading

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Time for a Restful Arbor?

[Updated from original post of January 20, 2013] In the Christian classic, Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan talks about the restful arbor which awaits Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. In times of struggle in my life I have … Continue reading

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Distractions

Before the electronic age made it possible to send messages around the world in a matter of seconds, people could go about their business completely unaware of momentous or catastrophic events happening in another part of the world until the … Continue reading

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Watch!

With all the upheaval and cultural insanity going on, it is common to hear Christians remarking on the signs of the end times, as set out in the New Testament in Mark, Chapter 13.  Secular society mocks believers for trusting … Continue reading

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Enough doom and gloom

The Old Testament prophets are famous for bringing bad news. Even today, you sometimes hear someone chastise a pessimist by saying, “Don’t be such a Jeremiah!” because a constant diet of bad news wears us down. That’s where many of … Continue reading

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In EVERYTHING give thanks…really?

One morning last week when I was lugging hoses and sprinklers around to water my lawn, I was grumbling to myself about the need to repeat the task every morning here in the triple-digital heat of a Northern California summer.  … Continue reading

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A house divided

It is generally acknowledged that our country is more divided today than at any time in our history. Unfortunately, this division is reflected in the Body of Christ, the Church, as well. This is not surprising, considering the Church is … Continue reading

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I was born this way

“Oh, well, that’s just the way I am.” I think we’ve all heard people excuse themselves with some variation on that phrase, as they let others know they are comfortable with their own particular failings and don’t plan to try to … Continue reading

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What have I done to deserve this?

With our culture in chaos and our foundational truths under attack, it is common to hear Christians speaking of God lifting His hand from our land in response to our sinfulness. There is certainly Biblical support for this idea, but many believers, … Continue reading

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What is a Christian to do in a world gone mad?

Islamic terrorists, insane laws and regulations, unequal justice under those laws and, just this week, racially motivated sniper attacks on the police in Dallas; the world’s gone mad, indeed. Every day, Christians are faced with yet another attack on our faith and … Continue reading

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