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A SUDDEN JOYOUS TURN

January 4th, 2019|0 Comments

You know that scene in a movie when the protagonists are ready to give up? The battle is lost, the girl is about to marry the wrong guy, or the evil queen has banished the real princess. But then something completely unexpected happens that saves the day! J. R. R. Tolkien calls this moment the “eucatastrophe,” [...]

FREE TO BE HONEST

By |August 3rd, 2017|

My high school baseball coach had a firm rule against chewing tobacco and he wanted to draw it to our attention. He got our attention all right.  Before long we’d all tried it! It was [...]

I’ve Got It All In Hand

By |July 26th, 2017|

People often need to be able to explain a tragedy “For He “has put everything under His feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under Him, it is clear that this does [...]

God, Our Refuge

By |July 25th, 2017|

Refuge is a favorite word of David’s. You will count as many as forty-plus appearances in some versions of the Bible. But never did David use the word more poignantly than in Psalm 57. The [...]

How Much is Enough?

By |July 20th, 2017|

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15).   [...]

Forgiveness Can Bring Freedom

By |July 14th, 2017|

Colossians 3:13 says, “As Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” Really, God? Begin the process of freedom. How? Well, keep no list of wrongs. Pray for your antagonists rather than plot against them. Hate the wrong [...]

More Sponge, Less Rock

By |June 16th, 2017|

Make God’s presence your passion. How? Be more sponge and less rock.    Put a rock in the ocean, and what happens? It’s surface gets wet. The exterior may change color, but the interior remains [...]