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The Old Testament – The Gospel Back Story

A lot of the Old Testament is tough to read. It does have great, inspiring characters, stories and truths, but much of it seems irrelevant to us. But with a little context and understanding it can be quite reveling and … Continue reading

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Learning To Get Along With God (and Other Important People)

Life is full of opportunity and challenges—more than any of us can really deal with on our own. Throughout the years, I have noticed: I can never get it all done. I never have time for what is important. I … Continue reading

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Cover Me, I’m Screwing Up

  A few weeks ago, while flying to Florida, I was listening to an orchestral recording of Dvorak’s “New World” symphony. The usual comparisons between an orchestra and the Body of Christ came to mind—the combined ability to create harmonies, … Continue reading

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The Legend of “The Man Who Planted Trees.”

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono ———————————————————————— French author Jean Giono (l895-1970) wrote this tale in 1953. It has been translated into many languages and is well-known worldwide. ———————————————————————— For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, … Continue reading

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A Reason We Celebrate the Christmas Story

Reading the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is not just reading about the stories and thoughts of God’s people past. It is reading the story that our lives are playing out now, in real time. Christmas is an … Continue reading

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Why Right & Wrong?

Defining right and wrong so we know how to behave in order to be allowed into heaven or to receive God’s favor, is heading in the wrong direction. It is an insult to God’s grace, and to the horrific price … Continue reading

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Communication vs. Manipulation

You know the situation—little things that don’t seem to matter get over looked. You say “I can live with that.” Then, all of a sudden it seems, they reach a critical point and …you blow, giving someone “a piece of … Continue reading

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