Tag Archives: Forgiveness

Looking for Peace Where It Can’t Be Found

There’s a familiar old story that makes a good launchpad for the point I want to make today. It probably originated in those bygone days when Vaudeville comedians were making the rounds. The curtain opens to reveal a scene depicting 

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The Spiritual Implications of Plumbing by J.D. Wininger ~ Guest Post

You may recall that I mentioned last week that this week’s edition of Gallagher’s Pen would be different in a couple of ways. You’ll notice, for instance, that it didn’t get posted at our usual time. That’s because 

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A Warm Moment on a Cold Day

Writing always has its challenges but sometimes prevailing conditions and circumstances make it much more difficult than usual. For me, this is one of those times. Things felt different a few days ago. There were serious problems to be considered, … Continue reading

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Essential Oils, Part II ~ Midnight Cries and Empty Lamps

Last week I borrowed the term “essential oils” and used it to introduce a brief look at one of Jesus’ parables found in Matthew 25:1-13. The story involves ten bridesmaids and centered on the failure of half of them to … Continue reading

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A Probing “Post-Resurrection” Question

I love questions. Perhaps I should qualify that statement, because I haven’t always loved questions. When forced to answer questions in situations over which I had no control, I have often hated them. For instance, when my fourth grade teacher, … 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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