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A Childlike Faith

Photo Credit: Santa Monica, United States – Lauren Lulu Taylor (unsplash.com) “A complete life is the life of a child. When I am fully conscious of my awareness of Christ, there is something wrong. It is the sick person who … Continue reading

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RIP, Old Christmas Tree

Our old Christmas tree came in a box. It was made in China from plastic and steel by people who may or may not have known what Christmas was. It was shiny and new–with 600 pre-lit lights! But it wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Day We Met

I had no idea the person I’d just met (38 years ago yesterday) would change my life forever, and almost entirely for good (the “almost” is purely subjective—those are the parts of each other we haven’t finished fixing yet). I’m … Continue reading

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Truth Is a Hard Path

Photo: David John Terry (pinterest.com) Thought for the Week Truth is not comforting. It’s a hard path to stay on. It’s rocky and unpredictable, refusing to show us what we wanted to see, taking us where it will, rather that … Continue reading

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Live Godly Lives

More and more, we find ourselves living in an environment we weren’t made for. We find that, as Peter says, we are ‘aliens and strangers’ in this world. The worship of God is not the norm, in fact, the worship of … Continue reading

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Wage Peace!

Right now, my country and many others are in desperate need of peacemakers, people who can bridge the gaps that others cannot bridge. Peacemaking is the opposite of weakness, it is strength in its purest form. Yes, peacemakers use words, … Continue reading

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The Future of the Human Race–2021 Edition

Life as we know it is nearly over. Seriously. Not because of the in-progress worldwide pandemic or political upheaval, but because of what’s been happening in labs and human culture for the last several decades. I first published this prognosis … Continue reading

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Everything Is a Miracle

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein I was intrigued to learn that the word “possible” in Matthew 19:26 … Continue reading

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A Reason to Hope

Dedicated to Bill Sweeney, his wife Mary and their family Some years are unforgettable, some we wish we could forget. Just as 2001 marked the beginning of an era of fear from terrorism, 2020 marked the beginning of an era … Continue reading

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Who Will You Be in 2021?

‘Future’ by Ahmed Carter (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week You who are on the road Must have a code that you can live by And so become yourself Because the past is just a goodbye ~“Teach Your Children” (Graham Nash) … Continue reading

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