Category Archives: Wake Up Calls

God’s No Fly List ~ Are You on It?

There are lots of reasons to look for an escape these days. For those of us who consider ourselves conservatives and followers of Jesus, the odds of finding anything uplifting or encouraging in current news reports make winning the lottery … Continue reading

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A Wilderness Appointment ~ The Doorway to Hope

Sometimes I really look forward to writing. The challenge of searching for some combination of words that accurately convey ideas and emotions is stimulating. It can even feel exciting in the sense that it fuels a dependence on God. His … Continue reading

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Defeating the Dark Times ~ The Plan for 2021

As we step across the threshold into 2021, I’m about to share a carefully researched and amazingly insightful observation that’s just too powerful and revealing to keep to myself. Ready? Take a deep breath, because here it comes . . … Continue reading

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Putting that Christmas Joy to Work

As this post is going out, the dawn of the morning after Christmas has arrived, and we’ve all been greeted by the aftermath of yesterday’s festivities. Regardless of what the day looks and feels like at this at this point, … Continue reading

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2020, A Year of Dashed Expectations ~ Except for One

Familiarity can be comforting. Life feels simpler and more manageable when we know what to expect. And in the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I like routines. My wife would be quick to affirm that there are … Continue reading

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“Seedless” ~ OK for Grapes, but not for the Gospel

It was a beautiful morning, and I was pleasantly munching on a handful of grapes as I sat at my desk working on what I hoped would be my next blog post. The sweet little purple tidbits were a healthy … Continue reading

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