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‘High School Musical’

Why we chose High School Musical to be the go-to movie for our current campaign: 1. If you read into it, the song, “We’re All In This Together,” is like a celebration of the body of Christ. Just take these … Continue reading

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Unopened gifts

Marti’s birthday was last Sunday, but she hasn’t opened any gifts yet. That’s because she was in bed most of the day feeling under the weather, due most likely to a high degree of pollen in the air from a … Continue reading

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Silencing the stones

When Jesus made His triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem on a donkey’s colt (that was a far cry from what the Jews were expecting in their Messiah, even though Zechariah 9:9 had prophesied it 500 years earlier), and … Continue reading

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A lump of clay or a piece of pottery?

“I certainly didn’t create the talent.  It was something that was given to me like a piece of clay that I had to discover and mold.” Mark Spoelstra had a pretty simple philosophy of life. God gives us incredible gifts … Continue reading

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What Chandler and Einstein have in common

Chandler taught me a lesson the other night. Now, if I could just learn it. The lesson is quite simple: I need to do a little less thinking about things and a lot more doing. And I need to trust … Continue reading

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Solomon’s wisdom: How dumb can you be?

Have you ever wondered how Solomon, after having been given the gift of wisdom by God, could turn out to be so dumb? As a young man, Solomon had been offered the gift of whatever he might choose when it … Continue reading

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Gifts that give

“Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the … Continue reading

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How my laptop became a laptop

Ever since my operation, I’ve been using my laptop on my lap. It sounds redundant but it’s not, because most people use their laptop computers on a table or a desk. I did. I was either in my office working … Continue reading

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