Tag Archives: Jesus

True Peace

“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33

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The Power of Words

Start Here I believe in the power of story to speak truth into people’s lives (including my own), hence the name of this blog site. I also believe in the power of words to change how I think and live—and … Continue reading

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Awake in the Dark

I was proud. (Yeah, I know, “was?”) So every time my Christian friend Mark brought up the J-word, I’d fire off a series of “well-how-do-you-explain-this?” questions, and he’d quickly change the subject. But what Mark didn’t realize was that I … Continue reading

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The Wisemans

Today is Epiphany, the celebration of Jesus’s introduction to the world via “wise men from the East” (Matthew 2:1). This modern day take is a companion to The Shepherds. Like most brick-and-mortars, Middleton Mall has seen better days. But the … Continue reading

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Happy New You!

“Anyone who belongs to Him is a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.” ~2 Corinthians 5:17 I became a Jesus follower in my mid-20s, and have spent much of my life since sharing his … Continue reading

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The Person in the Title

I love Christmas. And with all my heart I love the One whose birth it celebrates. But it wasn’t always so. I grew up in a nonbelieving home. Yes, we said “Merry Christmas!” but for us it was a secular … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Anniversary of the End of the World!

On this date five years ago, a series of cataclysmic events destroyed the world. Or not. It all began with the end of a 5,000 year cycle on an ancient Mayan calendar. Which we knew to be completely factual because, … Continue reading

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