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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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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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Relocating Is A Moving Experience

Thanks to the grace of God, I am now recovered from my recent illness and in the throes of packing, changing addresses and utilities, etc. as I prepare to move into a new home. After briefly sinking under the weight of … Continue reading

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Learning to Lean

Earlier this month I began to feel the sniffles coming on. I took a decongestant and drank some tea, but was surprised to wake the next morning feeling really ill. I continued applying the usual home remedies and tried to take … Continue reading

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Trusting God, I mean REALLY Trusting Him

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled… —John 14:27 From My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers: Whenever we … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Dead

If you keep up with the national news, you are aware of the war being waged by the Freedom From Religion brigade against all things Christian. In recent years this has included everything to do with the winter holiday, if this … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Gift-receiving

Mother’s Day, like most gift-giving occasions can be an emotional mine field. We are constantly reminded that it is “the thought that counts” while at the same time we are bombarded with commercial promotions that imply that the quality of … Continue reading

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Judgment: It’s a Slippery Slope

In this morning’s newspaper the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, by Stephen Pastis, featured Rat saying to his friend the goat, “I have not gone to church in a long time.”  The goat responds, “Oh, yeah? Why is that?” and … Continue reading

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The Restful Arbor

In the Christian classic, Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan talks about the restful arbor that awaits Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. In times of struggle in my life I have clung to that picture and looked forward to … Continue reading

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My Sin Vs. Your Sin

This is the time of year when those ridiculous fragrance commercials pop up on TV screens with annoying frequency. Watching yet another androgynous couple trying to exude sex appeal in unlikely locations, my mind wandered back to my earliest awareness … Continue reading

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