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‘If I perish, I perish’

In the story of Esther, King Xerxes decides to honor one of his officials, Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, “elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles” (Esther 3:1). So … Continue reading

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A better way to His heart

“If you meet that poor wretch that thrust his spear into my side, tell him there is another way — a better way — to get at my heart. If he will repent, and look upon the one he has … Continue reading

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Grace Turned Inward

The gift turned inward, unable to be given, becomes a heavy burden, even sometimes a kind of poison. It is as though the flow of life were backed up.  – May Sarton* I want to thank Joe for sending in … Continue reading

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‘Jocelyn for President!’

“When the world gets better, we’ll have a pool party, and everyone’s invited.” I can’t leave this alone. This is my granddaughter Jocelyn’s solution to the global pandemic, global recession, racial unrest and rioting and looting going on right now … Continue reading

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The army of the Lord

So I published yesterday’s Catch on the local Neighborhood Watch which was starting to get rather nasty between the-government-is-keeping-us-safe people and the-government-needs-to-get-its-nose-out-of-my-business people. It was nice to see 13 positive reactions to my article, and a few thankful comments. This … Continue reading

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Touch

To touch or not to touch, that is the question. Jesus was constantly around poverty and disease. He rubbed shoulders with the crowd. He touched lepers to heal them. He spit on the ground, made mud with his spit, rubbed … Continue reading

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Fear not

Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened, but in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. 1 Peter 3:14-15 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. … Continue reading

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Against the wind

This has been a monumental year so far. With this being an election year, and a completely divided electorate throwing contempt from pole to pole, and evangelical Christians sought after by both sides — not for their faith or their … Continue reading

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