Category Archives: In the News

Okay Now . . . “Open Wide”

About three years ago, I discovered that the reason I couldn’t walk half a block without puffing and blowing like an overworked steam engine wasn’t just because I was out of shape, and that weird aching in my left arm … Continue reading

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Unleashing Expectations

My brother invested most of his adult life serving the Lord in some aspect of Christian ministry. Reflecting on the things that characterized his life, I asked him once what principles he found most helpful in managing his relationships with … Continue reading

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A Circus Comes to Town

I went to a circus once. The traveling extravaganza brought their big tent to our small town of about 2,500 and afforded me several priceless first-time experiences, like animals I had never seen. Our little family farm had been home … Continue reading

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Jesus ~ Vs. Our Five Basic Fears

There were two diving boards on the platform of our county’s only public “swimming hole,” a place I only got to visit two or three times a year. At the relentless urging of a couple of my friends, I found … Continue reading

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Prophetic Burdens, Dark Clouds, and Rainbows of Hope

I sometimes feel sorry for the Old Testament prophets. Their messages from God were often described as a “burden.” That’s understandable given their divinely appointed task of publicly pointing out the nation’s sinful behavior and total disregard of God. Beyond … Continue reading

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The “Resurrection Report” ~ What It Means to Both Sides

The impact of Biblical issues that we have heard so often, and always in the same context, can be diminished because they’re so familiar . . . even those issues associated with our Easter celebrations. For that reason, seeing them … Continue reading

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