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The Wisdom of Weakness

Our society is doing a good job of producing seniors, but not elders. ~ James Houston I stand six feet four inches tall and weigh north of two hundred and fifty pounds. When I was a young man I took … Continue reading

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The Meeting

“Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” ~ Jesus For many generations, when parents would tuck their children in at night, they would have them say a little prayer. Many of you know this … Continue reading

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A Lament for the Syrian Children

You are the Lord, most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. Poisonous gas has filled the lungs of the young ones and bombs are exacting revenge. If you are as strong and merciful as … Continue reading

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The Jail

I sat down on a cold plastic chair in a narrow beige room; a thick barrier of Plexiglas spanned the table to the ceiling. Tender names of lovers and vulgar epithets were etched on the walls. Loud voices and the … Continue reading

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Losing My Religion

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.  So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27-28 As a young man, I was steeped in the music of my era. I loved Rock and Roll. Bands … Continue reading

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The Call

The college I went to had mandatory chapel service several times a week. They had assigned seating and someone took roll. You got in trouble if you didn’t go. So, I went, but I slept through the entire thing. Usually, … Continue reading

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The Hunted

…suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice… Acts 9:3,4 The life of Francis Thompson was a downward spiral that landed him on the streets of nineteenth-century London—a useless vagabond, an … Continue reading

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