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The Proof

Unless I see in His hands… St. Thomas “If life doesn’t break your heart at least once a day, that shows a real lack of imagination.” ~ Garrison Keillor Back in the summer of 2013 my church in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Overcoming a Joyless Christmas

Let every heart Prepare Him room ~ Isaac Watts I love to laugh, tease others, and delight in life—but as a rule I run a low-grade melancholic fever.  I suppose it’s part of my temperament. Or it might be the … Continue reading

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The Loss

And he was there in the prison.  But the Lord was with Joseph …  Genesis 39:20-21 There is nothing we would like to avoid more if we could than a crisis. But what if we could? Imagine that you had a child, and when that … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice

Then God said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah…” Genesis 22:2 The Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Cormac McCarthy The Road, describes the journey south taken by a young boy and his … Continue reading

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The Journey

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.  Hebrews 11:8 There is a difference between an adventure … Continue reading

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Finding Your True Self

For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. ~ Jesus Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins is one of my favorite poets and he wrote a … Continue reading

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Cast into the Deep

 And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.”  Luke 5:10 When I was a boy my father bought a 1949 Ford pickup for $50.00.  He told me that if I would help him … Continue reading

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