Category Archives: Religion/Faith

You Have not Passed this Way Before

When you come to a place you’ve never been before, and don’t know the way–your life, for example– it’s best to follow someone who does. “When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God…then you shall … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, George!

You may not know the writings of George MacDonald, but you know the works he inspired. Without him, there would likely be no Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, or A Wrinkle in Time. Considered the father of modern … Continue reading

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Has Your Life Blown Off Course?

I recently wrote about a friend who has left his marriage and is unsure what he’ll do next. I haven’t been able to meet with him yet, and even when I do there’s no guarantee he’ll return. Meanwhile, my wife … Continue reading

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Pass it On!

 “Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort others with the same comfort we ourselves have received.”  … Continue reading

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Less Glory, Please?

“In some ways, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.” ~C.S. Lewis

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My Mother’s Death: An Irrational Joy

My mother died on Thanksgiving Day and I have never felt more joy in my life. Am I mad or merely cold-hearted? Neither. I was raised believing in Me and Mom and Dad. And that was pretty much it. God … Continue reading

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What You Are

“But you, dear children, belong to God, and have already overcome the world, for the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” ~1 John 4:4

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