Tag Archives: image of God

Family portrait

Everybody hates it, and everybody loves it. We hate getting ready for it; we love the result. We all mostly do this for Marti. It was her idea and she’s the one who makes it happen. I’m talking about the … Continue reading

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When they become us

Aside from an actual Them magazine which is a real publication published in Japan, my reference to a “Them” magazine is purely fictional, as a send-up of Us. I couldn’t help but think if we had an Us magazine, then … Continue reading

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‘They will in a minute…’

I love the story of the young kindergartener who, when asked by her teacher what she was going to create for her art project proudly announced she was going to draw a picture of God. To which the teacher announced, … Continue reading

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In the lower right-hand corner of you

Meet Ariél. She is a 19-year-old sophomore at a college back east, and it is very important to her that you know she has an accent mark over the “e” in her name. When she told me her name, and … Continue reading

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What makes you special?

Do you have any idea how valuable you are to the kingdom of God? Probably not.  I don’t think any of us do. And this is cause for celebration, not disappointment. We are bringing the kingdom of God to earth.  … Continue reading

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Robbie’s Heroes

I met one of my heroes recently. The church I was visiting had a guest speaker I was eager to hear and meet. He has been one of my favorite commentators on Christianity and culture for many years and I … Continue reading

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On the second landing

In The Pigeon with the Ruby Collar — a fairy tale Marti wrote in anticipation of the birth of our first grandchild, Jocelyn Anne — it comes to light that Princess Jocelyn Anne has magical healing powers. Because of this, … Continue reading

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Person laureate

Think of everyone you meet today as someone for whom Christ died. And He died so that person could be saved — rescued — reclaimed as a good idea, the way God intended. Christ would have died to save that … Continue reading

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