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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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The Cost of Freedom in 2020

I wrote the words below after the 2016 U.S. elections. This year, the issues seem completely different. But are they? True, we’ve had four years of bluster from a man who believes not so much in conservative values as in … Continue reading

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Free the Oppressed

“Is not this the fast which I have chosen: To loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to free the oppressed and break every yoke?” ~Isaiah 58:6 Note: Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a founding member … Continue reading

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Independence Day?

Today is Independence Day in my country. Independence seems like an odd thing to celebrate at a time when we feel anything but independent, when so much of our independence is curtailed: The right to choose when and where we … Continue reading

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Imagination: A World Without Limits

The nagging reality of our world these days seems to be limits: limits on what we can do, where we can go, who we can see. But imagination has no limits. No virus can stop it. Painters, sculptors, photographers, writers—all … Continue reading

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The Line of Despair

I try to balance my posts between God stuff and other stuff. But, because of my passion to speak truth into people’s lives (including my own), God stuff tends to win. For me, all roads lead to God, not to … Continue reading

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What is Freedom?

July 4th is Independence Day in my country, the date on which we officially celebrate our freedom. But that’s not enough. Freedom must be celebrated, protected, and exercised every day. Freedom is Necessary “Life without liberty is like a body … Continue reading

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Dear Humans

“You were called to freedom, but do not use that freedom to indulge the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love. For the entire Law is fulfilled in this one command: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” ~Galatians 5:13-14 … Continue reading

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My Age of Anxiety

Part Three: The Healing Wave (To read Part One, click here) I’d become interested in Jesus’ teachings months before I entered the dark tunnel of despair. I’d sat on the roof next to my second storey apartment window reading a … Continue reading

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Forgiveness + Love = Freedom

I played a leprechaun in a high school musical, and forthwith adopted the leprechaun’s moniker, Og, as my nickname. But only last week did I learn via DNA testing than I am actually more Irish than anything else (39% to … Continue reading

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