Category Archives: Holidays

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 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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Perfect Love for Everybody ~ Guaranteed

We might as well address it, because all of us know it’s coming. Another heart-shaped tidal wave is headed our way, and in a few days, we’ll be inundated with another Hallmark-induced, chocolate-infused, and virtually inescapable Valentine’s Day lovefest. Except … Continue reading

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Immune System Maintenance ~ Protecting the Protector

Not that it ever works, but for years I’ve suggested that if anyone decides to surprise me with some kind of party or event, they should let me know in advance. That way, I could put it on my calendar … 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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