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Living in the Present Tense

Someday everything will come together; all the stray ends of our imperfect lives will be gathered and tied into an elegant bow. So we wait . . . for perfection, for health, for money. We defer joy. A woman once … Continue reading

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The World’s Falling Apart . . . but

Are we living in the last days? That question comes up every time there’s a major disaster, like the massive hurricanes pounding the southern U.S. and outlying islands.  Financial meltdowns, marauding dictators, uncontrolled diseases – all these cause people to ask … Continue reading

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A Forever Friend

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15 One harried Sunday … Continue reading

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Healing for Broken Hearts

Many Christians suffer from recurring memories of a sinful or hurtful act, either committed by them or against them. No one gets through life without some heartbreaking loss, rejection or sin. Freedom from these things often happens when, or soon … Continue reading

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The Simple Act of Prayer

Jesus stood by the tomb. He wept. Lazarus, his good friend, had been dead for four days. Lazarus’ sisters, Mary and Martha, and a crowd of mourners waited to see what Jesus would do. Jesus said, “Father, thank you that you have heard … Continue reading

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A Radical Makeover

The talk show host introduced his next guest. A star I hadn’t seen for several years bounced from behind the curtain.  “Is that really her?” I wondered, searching the perfect face for familiar characteristics. Modern surgical techniques had eliminated the … Continue reading

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A Good Mother is Worth Money in the Bank

Starting life with a good mother is better than being born into money. Not everyone begins life with this advantage. Those who do should treasure it because a good mother saves a child from many struggles. Oliver Wendell Holmes wisely … Continue reading

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A Grudge-free Life

A woman peeked through the doorway into my office. “I’ve been walking past this church for  months. I thought I’d stop in and see what goes on in here.” That was my introduction to Alice. I took her on a … Continue reading

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Hosanna – A Word Suited Only to Jesus

Hosanna! A celebration word that exalts God – a high praise word. When “thank-you Lord” and “praise God” seem weak and unsatisfactory, we can dig deep and find that perfect word – Hosanna. The crowds who hailed Jesus as the long-promised Messiah … Continue reading

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Prayer for Revival

It is time for you to act, Lord; your law is being broken. Psalm 119:126 If there was ever a need to pray for revival it’s today. A revival is a time of quickening or impartation of life. As God … Continue reading

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