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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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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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Lord of the Storm

A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger. They went to him and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he woke up and rebuked the wind … 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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How Big is Your God?

Parents often ask their young children a very important question.  Grandparents ask it too.  “How big are you?  Soooo big!” I’m deeply convinced that the way we live is a consequence of the size of our God and the problem … Continue reading

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Easter Sermon

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came … Continue reading

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