Tag Archives: God

How Big Is Your Dream?

Photo by Juuso Oikarinen “For behold, I am creating a new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they even come to mind.” ~Isaiah 65:17 “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, … Continue reading

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Allow Me to Introduce You to…

If someone you love, someone you know to be kind, loving and wise, is the subject of virulent lies and rumors, the best way to fix the problem is not to defend them over and over again. It’s to introduce … Continue reading

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A Renewed Spirit

Some years ago, my prayer life and in many ways my life-life, has grown stale. I wasn’t a seeker; I knew the truth, but I wasn’t resting in it, rejoicing in it, growing in it. So I began memorizing, meditating … Continue reading

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Time to Walk on the Water

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Trusting God

Serena et Eterna (photo by Zu Sanchez) We live in an uncertain era. In times like this I’m tempted to shout, “Why, Lord?” But then I think of our little cat Misha’s reaction after we’ve give her yet another dreaded … Continue reading

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Does God Answer?

God rarely tells me what he’s doing. But he’s always more than willing to show me what he wants me to do. Some years back I landed an invitation-only position in a CBS workshop for up-and-coming comedy writers. Was I … Continue reading

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He Will Guide Us

What an unexpected era we find ourselves in, comparable only to those of the world wars, when reminders of our mortality assault us daily. Still, death has always been with us, as Seneca the Younger observed in the first century … Continue reading

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Take the Stairs

“For faith is the assurance of what we hope for, and the conviction of what we cannot see.” ~Hebrews 11:1

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Did Jesus Really Have to Die?

“Jesus died to save people from a blood-thirsty God!” That, says my friend Mac, an influential atheist “evangelist,” is the message of Christianity. “Then, in our place,” he goes on, “God sadistically tortured his own Son to death. If God … Continue reading

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Laying a New Foundation for Your Life

Connecting With God I wrote previously about rebuilding the “house” of my spiritual life. It’s my hope this example will inspire you to lay your own foundation, whether with these verses or others. The foundation is the least visible part … Continue reading

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