Time to Take the Cover Off

Over the years, I’ve had a couple of friends whose hobbies included renovating older cars. They didn’t care that they were broken down refugees from a junkyard whose former glory had long since faded. The fact that their  Continue reading

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Unity and Diversity at Work ~ God’s Way

A couple of days or so ago, I was blessed to be astonished once again at the genius of God in creating these human bodies we all inhabit. One of the wonderfully gifted medical professionals charged with keeping me functional needed some up close and personal contact with parts of me that you can’t get to without  Continue reading

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Time to Make the “Good News” Visible

I don’t think I’m alone in my daily prayer that today will be the day when we see some good news and an indication that the craziness engulfing so much of our country has reached its zenith. I begin every day hoping that the cacophony of insane demands and ridiculous proposals flooding the airways  Continue reading

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Only Seven Words . . .

We tell stories for lots of reasons. We tell them to educate our children, to sell products, to illustrate how things work, to explain human behaviors, to reprimand, instruct, and enlighten. Jesus, the Master Storyteller, obviously included some of those objectives in the stories He told, but their overriding purpose was  Continue reading

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Convenience ~ An Appealing Quality with a Dangerous Downside

Don’t we modern Americans just love convenience? There seems to be a mad rush to fill our homes with things that contribute to it. With the possible exception of our pets, and in some cases, our kids, everything in our houses seems to be getting smarter and smarter. Everything nowadays seems designed to Continue reading

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Freedom . . . A Living Word, Especially when Spoken with a Dying Breath

When the William Wallace character in the movie, Braveheart, was about to be executed, his heart reached out to once again gather all the love it had for his native land and its people. Then he filled his tortured lungs one last time, and everything that made him who he was emptied itself as he thundered out a single explosive word, Continue reading

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