Tag Archives: God

Finding the Love of Your Life

College and Career Night tries too hard. With its lattes and biscotti, and its hip young pastor. Still, he makes you think. And the biscotti melt like magic in the coffee. It’s two nights before Valentine’s Day. Derry pushes a clump … Continue reading

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The Wild Places

Go and worship in the wild places the un-found-out places the forest that has never echoed with human voice the desert that offers no easy welcome or your own heart

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Fearfully and Wonderfully

“If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, and the light around me will be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to … Continue reading

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Perfect Love

The term “casts out” in I John means displaces, the process by which one thing replaces another, just as air displaces water in a submarine, causing it to rise to the surface. They cannot occupy the same space at the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights in whom there is no variation or shadow of changing.” ~James 1:17  

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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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