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Resist, Adapt, or Transform

I like to think I’m pretty adaptable. Like most of us, I’ve faced challenges from time to time, but I’ve always prided myself on my ability to make the best of things. Whenever life has thrown me a curve ball … 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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Spiritual Talk

I am blessed with an excellent Christian radio station in my area which airs some of the best preachers and conference speakers, both contemporary and from years gone by. I’ve been listening to a series about  John Bunyan’s classic allegory … Continue reading

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How do I look?

On my walk this morning a man stopped me to ask for money. His opening gambit was, “Do you go to church? You look like you go to church.” I didn’t have any money with me, but as I walked away, … Continue reading

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A plea to Church Leaders

As a former pastor’s wife and a Baby boomer, I’ve lived through the many ministry fads and growth campaigns of the past few decades aimed at bringing young families back into the church.  I have experienced firsthand the pain many … Continue reading

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The Body Needs CPR

Medical dramas frequently portray doctors striving furiously to save a patient who is “coding” by performing Cardio Pulmonary Resusitation (CPR); compressing the chest and forcing breath into the lungs. When this fails to revive the patient, the last resort is increasingly stronger electrical shocks.  These desperate … Continue reading

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The holy ostrich syndrome

Sometimes it seems even the news we are allowed to see on mainstream media is just too discouraging to be borne. It’s no wonder so many of us are turning our faces away and clinging to what’s safe and familiar. … Continue reading

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Is Your Ministry Self-conscious?

It has been a few decades since I suffered through those appallingly self-conscious teenage years, but I remember them well; the days when seeing a zit in the middle of my forehead could ruin an entire day, when I was … Continue reading

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Got fruit?

But the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control. – Galatians 5:22 There is so much turmoil and evil in the world today; so many needs and opportunities. Whether looking at a global, … Continue reading

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Easter: the Main Event

I read somewhere that in the recent census there were more people than ever before giving their religious affiliation as “none.”  It doesn’t necessarily follow that all these people are non-believers, but it does mean they have no on-going relationship with … Continue reading

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