Tag Archives: God

Do Not Be Afraid

Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery. He was tempted to give in to despair. (Who wouldn’t be?) But he chose instead to trust the God he knew would never abandon him. Divine irony: Two decades later his brothers came to Egypt in the midst of … Continue reading

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Perfect Love

“And he will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” ~From Malachi 4:6 (the final verse of the Old Testament) Happy Father’s Day!

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Before There Was ILM, There Was IAM!

ILM: The pioneering special effects company founded by George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars movies. I AM: The pioneer of our faith, founder of the universe, and creator of life: the ultimate special effect. (Exodus 3:14) “But You, O … Continue reading

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When is the Impossible Possible?

So a guy near where I live died. But he’s feeling much better now. In 2013, Anthony Yahle went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Kettering Medical Center. Doctors tried for 45 minutes to restart his heart. They finally … Continue reading

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Seeing God in the Unexpected

A pastor and fellow blogger, Matthew Winters, observed that, in the midst of “One of Those Weeks” recently, he could see God “in the unexpected.” I couldn’t agree more! In fact, while reading Matthew’s post, I was struck by the … Continue reading

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What is Worship?

“The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.” ~C. S. Lewis If you forget everything but God you have remembered everything that matters

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Parable of the Sailboat

Most of my dreams are “mad libs,” the organized part of my mind attempting to construct a narrative out of disparate snippets. But every now and then I receive what could actually be considered a message. My life was at … Continue reading

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