Tag Archives: God

Should I Celebrate My Own Birth?

I hesitate to say, “It’s my birthday” because, well, merely soliciting “Congrats!” responses seems rather pointless. And, being an essayist, I always feel like I should have a point. But then, even as I type this, I realize I do. … Continue reading

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Are You Madly in Love With God?

Artist unknown There’s an old saying that goes, “If Jesus isn’t Lord of all, he isn’t Lord at all.” Does that sound too radical? Well, you know what, Jesus is a radical sort of guy. But think about it another … Continue reading

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The Dawn From on High

Photo credit: Fenced Ranch at Sunrise On this date 45 years ago a sunrise like no other broke upon me. From that time forth I began to learn who I really was, why I was here, and where–or rather to Whom–I … Continue reading

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My Big Epiphany in London

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Newly arrived and oldly lost, I spent my … Continue reading

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Only the Beginning

“And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but shall raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Joy

Yesterday, Anne Alexander, a dear friend and longtime missionary who is grieving the recent loss of four loved ones, wrote: “Today I woke early with the thought that my passport is for the Kingdom of Joy, but that I have … Continue reading

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Our Human Experience

Thought for the Week I woke up at 4 a.m. this morning, and did what I always do when I wake up early: Obsessed. Sometimes I obsess about big life issues. In this case it was about a minor, recurring … Continue reading

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Not That I Was “Looking for God” or Anything

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Now, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t exactly … Continue reading

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What Is Love?

Valentine’s Day has a rep for being shallow, a sales gimmick for the greeting card and candy companies. And it can be that–if we let it. On the other hand, it can be a day for celebrating something bigger and … Continue reading

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Bring Your Umbrella

“Once, all of the villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella. That is faith.” ~Unknown One of the least understood teachings of the Bible … Continue reading

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