Category Archives: Devotional

Resurrection ~ No Happy Ending Without It

It doesn’t require the performance of some religious ritual or spiritual exercise to move our minds and hearts toward the idea of resurrection. It can happen in situations that are not overtly spiritual at all. It might pop up, for … Continue reading

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The Word of Promise

We flawed human beings are always looking for devices to protect ourselves. We see it in things like insurance policies, home security networks, investment diversification, flu shots, and seat belts. We are constantly devising ways to try to counteract our … Continue reading

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Surrendering Our Way to Success

The devilish machine staring back at me from its usual spot in the corner of the physical therapy clinic looked deceptively harmless and innocent, but I knew better. This cold, mechanical device had sadistic tendencies. Its little electronic circuits harbored … Continue reading

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Christmas ~ Beyond the Manger Scenes

Another Christmas morning will dawn on us in a few days, and in a culture filled with superficial, anemic, transient, and mostly fictional hoopla, our hope and prayer for our readers is that your Christmas experience is deeper and richer … Continue reading

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Is Our Christmas Celebration “Up to Snuff?”

It’s not uncommon to wonder whether an advertiser’s claims about a product can really be trusted. In a discussion about whether a product was likely to be as effective as the advertisers claimed, I had made a comment that went … Continue reading

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When Your Firecracker Fizzles . . .

As we left church, someone in our group remarked, “Wow… that was powerful.” The assessment was met almost immediately with affirmative nods and a chorus of verbal “amens.” That kind of response after a worship service is not unusual, and … Continue reading

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