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29 Dead in 24 Hours

O Lord embed your beauty and goodness deep in our hearts and hear our lament. We cry out because people are being murdered in our land faster than our eyes can brim with tears. And honestly Lord, we sometimes feel … Continue reading

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Ellsworth’s Wine

“Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all … Continue reading

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Fearless Love

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 1 John 4:17 Fear will keep you from love and love will keep you from fear. It is possible to get conformity of behavior based on fear—at least … Continue reading

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Exclusion or Embrace?

How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. – … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Devil

“Let all bitterness…be put away from you.” (Eph. 4:31) It was late at night and on the way to the hunting camp, I got lost on an old logging road and was running low on gas. I began to think about … Continue reading

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The Brutal and Beautiful of Being a Dad

This past month I wrote each of my adult sons a five-page letter. In it, I described my regrets as a man, husband, and father. But I also tried to express to each of them my heart for them. What … Continue reading

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It’s Your World, We’re Just Trying To Live In It

Hubris, noun an extreme and unreasonable feeling of pride and confidence in yourself: “Hubris brought him down in the end.” —Cambridge Dictionary As a young man, I felt that one of my great strengths was my self-confidence. I felt that … Continue reading

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