Category Archives: Forgiveness

The Call to Repent ~ A Threat, or a Misunderstood Offer of Grace?

In the days before coming to faith in Jesus, if my wonderful, loving, but frequently hyperbolic mother had ever actually done some of the things she threatened to do to my brother and me, she would have almost certainly done … Continue reading

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2019 Is Coming ~ The Mirrors Have Spoken

Because I don’t have a neck like an ostrich, there are some parts of me that I can’t see without help. That makes me grateful for mirrors when situations arise that require a look at those hidden areas. I don’t … 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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God’s Plea Deal ~ Only Offered to the Guilty

For some time now, most of our mainstream newsrooms and media studios have looked like an ongoing “reality TV” series featuring daily episodes of anti-Trump convulsions. Lately, the guilty verdict in the trial of one of the President’s former associates … Continue reading

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Hey, Don’t Blame Me!

Someone once said that if you see a guy smiling calmly in the midst of a disaster he created, it’s because he’s already figured out who else he can blame it on. If that’s the case, my older brother must … Continue reading

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