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Banquet for the Broken

In the ancient world there was reciprocity when it came to dinner invitations. It was an occasion of social importance and power. You figured out pretty quickly your standing in the community on whether or not you were invited to … Continue reading

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Gratitude

What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me? Psalm 116:12 Parents have a question that they ask their children. All parents do this. After someone gives their child a gift or does them a favor, … Continue reading

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Hands of Hope

I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. ~ Psalm 16:8 All of us remember on January 28, 1986 the horror of seeing the Space Shuttle Challenger explode over the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Narrow Spaciousness

There are hard things in this book (Bible), hard things to hear, hard things to obey. ~ Eugene Peterson My brother used  to let me stuff him into a hideaway couch and put the cushions on it. I’d sit on … Continue reading

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Welcome

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. — Jesus Who would you secretly nominate as a person or a people group with whom God might be irritated? And, if truth were known, you are secretly hoping … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

“Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” – Winston Churchill You can’t handle the truth! – Jack Nicholson All character flaws involve self-deception. What’s sobering about … Continue reading

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Extra Grace Required

Everyone has a family member that is hard to love. If you don’t know who that particularly challenging-to-love person is, chances are it is you. It is quite sobering to imagine that I am someone’s hard to love person. In … Continue reading

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