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My 40th Spiritual Birthday

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I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 40 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!”…

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Q. What’s wrong with this picture? A. It should have been you (and me). “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” ~Romans 3:23 “But God proves His love for us in this: While we were … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 60

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Fourteen: Two Spoos (Continued) Previously: Feeling completely alienated from their friends and from one another, Gina and Zack headed home.…

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God’s Fools?

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”  ~Jim Elliot Not long after Jim Elliot wrote those words, he, Nate Saint, and three missionary friends were speared to death by natives known to … Continue reading

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Engaged!

Engaged  [inˈɡājd, enˈɡājd] Definition: A state of being firmly and continuously connected.  E.g. “A car cannot move until its gears are engaged; when they are disengaged, it ceases to move forward.” My wife and I got engaged 32 years ago today. … Continue reading

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Forgiveness + Love = Freedom

Even the Romans feared them. For centuries they avoided the Irish Celts, whom Julius Caesar had called “more savage than any other race.” When the newly Christianized Roman monks finally arrived in the 5th century, they looked down on the … Continue reading

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Heaven?

Many say: Those who do this And steer clear of that Clearly have God Tucked under their hat And those who’ve insured Themselves against fire By naming the cross And defaming desire Know that their names Must appear on His … Continue reading

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