Category Archives: Wake Up Calls

A “Concrete” Illustration of a Spiritual Problem

Middle Tennessee — It’s part of one of those states in the midst of experiencing a mass influx of people moving in from other parts of the country. Bumper stickers show up occasionally that say things like, “We’re Full — … Continue reading

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A New Wind Blowing

The little town, or more accurately “village”, that my wife and I called home during most of our time in Alaska was located on the extreme tip end of the Aleutian peninsula, a strip of land stretching out between 

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Prelude to Easter, Part 4 ~ Preparing to Break Free

“Resurrection Sunday” is the climax of the greatest story of breaking free ever told. It’s more than an account of the most amazing escape from confinement ever accomplished. It’s “the” greatest source of hope ever offered to those who feel … Continue reading

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Prelude to Easter, Part 3 ~ Preparing for Brutality … and “Justice”

As Easter approaches, we’re reminded again that the events we celebrate represent conflict. Easter recounts the ultimate battle between life and death, and it occurs to me that there’s something about us humans that finds conflict strangely appealing. For instance, … Continue reading

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Prelude to Easter, Part 1 ~ Preparing for Battle

“Resurrection Sunday”, as many like to call Easter, is only about a month away and around the world, Christians are preparing to celebrate. Multitudes in this country are hoping and praying that the current decline in COVID cases will herald … Continue reading

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“The Love Month” Part 4 ~ A Love Gauge that Works

We human beings are obsessed with identifying things and then measuring and analyzing them. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a lifeless hunk of rock, or a living thing. If it exists, we can’t be satisfied until we figure out what … Continue reading

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