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Bethlehem’s Star – an Amazing Connection to a Kidnapped Boy

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The Magi (wise men) who followed the star belonged to an ancient caste of star gazers, researchers and sages in Babylon. Their arrival in Jerusalem caused a stir. When questioned about their business, they said –  “We’ve seen His star in the east … Continue reading

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Our Very Own God

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Long ago, I discovered this Bible verse – For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide [even] until death. Psalm 48:14 Often, when my mind is meandering from one topic to another, it lights … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Christmas Message

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With the many references at Christmas to Jesus’ arrival as the Babe in the manger, let’s remember why He came. From his jail cell, the apostle Paul carefully crafted a life-changing message to the Philippians. He didn’t preach a religion, a lifestyle … Continue reading

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What is God Like?

One day, a ragged drifter blistered by the sun, barefoot and bloody staggered into the city center. His father, the CEO of a successful company, peered out his office window and recognized the staggerer. He  left his desk, took the elevator to the … Continue reading

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Should Christians be Outraged?

The offended and victimized crave justice.  And they should because God loves justice. And to desire it should be a natural human response. For example, when a child suffers at the hands of an oppressor, our first instinct is not to forgive that … Continue reading

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Loneliness, a Primal Emotion

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I visited an elderly aunt in a nursing home. Her once active life came to a sudden stop when she broke a hip and could no longer live alone. Until recently, her home buzzed with activity. On summer vacations, relatives seemed … Continue reading

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The Liebster Award

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Great News! Judith Lawrence, author of Highway of Holiness has given my blog, Listening to my Hair Grow, the Liebster Blog award. Judith blogs on Contemplative Without a Cloister where she stresses the importance of love, joy and intimacy with God. One … Continue reading

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Brian Welch . . . Redeemed Rocker

Personal stories have impact. I heard one yesterday . . . visible flesh scrolled with tattoos, hair hanging in beaded strings, a man leaned his thin body into the camera and described his descent into a drug-induced hell. A slave to drugs, alcohol … Continue reading

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Bev Friesen, an Inspiring Woman who Knows About Change

Rain. Lower temperatures. Shorter days. Trees shedding leaves. Rose petals turning brown. I’m not ready for change. But ready or not, change is coming. Today, I share a story about a friend who can teach us a lot about change … Continue reading

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What Does Holiness Look Like?

In the summer, a dozen or so young women in unfashionably long dresses and white box-like hats played beach volleyball, a game usually played by bikini-clad girls. They caused me to ponder the question – what does holiness look like? Is it a woman … Continue reading

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