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Pray Your Tears

About ten years ago I got a phone call that no one ever wants to get. My wife called me to tell me that my nephew and youngest son Caleb’s best friend, Josh Bixler, had put a hand gun to … 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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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 Pearl

The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.  ~Jesus  What is the Summum bonum of life; the value … Continue reading

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The Gentle Healer

Forrest Gump is the life story of a physically and mentally challenged man (Tom Hanks), who accomplishes the incredible with his simple reasoning and persistence. In one scene, Forrest and his childhood friend Jenny are walking down an old gravel … Continue reading

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The Grace Escape

The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broke places. ~ Ernest Hemingway He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.  Psalm 147:3 I have so many chips and cracks in my soul it is amazing … Continue reading

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