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Chapter Four of an Unnamed Novel

“Hi!” said a fleshy, rose-faced boy trying to sound older than he was. “Dad owns these cattle. I guess I’m going to ride back of the herd with you. The boy looked at the kid, sizing him up, looked at … Continue reading

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God Came Near

So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God … Continue reading

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Let’s Put Herod Back In Christmas

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.  Matthew 2:3 Why is it that upon hearing of Jesus’ birth Herod tries to sniff out Jesus’ location so that he can snuff out Jesus’ infant life? Why … Continue reading

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The Christmas Story

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In … Continue reading

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Companions for the Journey

In the introduction to his book on Christian leadership, Building Below the Waterline, Gordon MacDonald uses a very descriptive metaphor for what is most important and often missing in Christian leadership today. David McCullough’s book The Great Bridge tells a … Continue reading

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If it’s not one thing, it’s your Mother

I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that my mother had more than a few strong opinions. You name the topic; she would tell you what she thought about it. One thing she was emphatic about, in … Continue reading

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How My Mother Met Jesus

My first inclination, when I sat down to record my salvation experience, was to say I was raised in a Christian home. But that would not be the best description of the home in which I grew up. My mother … Continue reading

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Chapter Three of an Unnamed Novel

They slowed and turned onto a dirt road that ran beside a small creek heading north. The boy could see the edge of the world lighten and mountains and mesas silhouetted in the east. Up ahead, headlamps from half a … Continue reading

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Chapter Two of an Unnamed Novel

The boy got up and reached for the tin dishpan hanging on the wall and set it on the stove.  He poured some water into it from the galvanized bucket on a short shelf next to the door, and then … Continue reading

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CRT and Flannelgraphs

Elton Trueblood once said something like, “Baptist are as old Abraham. We have evidence of that when Abraham said to his nephew, “Lot, you go your way and I’ll go mine.” That reminds me of the TV and magazine ads … Continue reading

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