Tag Archives: Ron Gallagher

Reviving the Original Advent Message

Well, it’s December again, and most churches are looking different by now. Christmas trees have started popping up in sanctuaries, foyers, classrooms, and hallways. Greenery woven into wreaths and strands of garland is being hung inside and out, and multitudes … Continue reading

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Spiritual Identity Thieves ~ Protection Where It Matters Most

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be one of those “A-list” celebrities whose every personal preference seems to be cataloged and marketed? Cameras capture every aspect of their lives, and it seems like everybody wants to … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Gratitude in a Narcissistic Nation

Sometimes a simple facial expression can be like applying a giant, luminescent highlighter to a simple comment. I saw that illustrated by one of our grandchildren one Halloween evening years ago. For some reason, the start of his own Halloween … Continue reading

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Living the Dream ~ Or Something Better?

In the interest of full disclosure, I have a confession to make. I bought a lottery ticket once. And in case you’re thinking about hitting me up for a loan, you should also know that I didn’t win anything. The … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Wounded Warrior ~ A Veterans’ Day Reminder

Living in a country where memorials of one kind or another dot the landscape can make dealing with a holiday like Veterans’ Day a bit challenging. Reminders of sacrifices made and the cost of victories won are everywhere, but this … Continue reading

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Every Day Is Halloween ~ Demons in Disguise

The annual arrival of pumpkins, colorful mums, and corn shocks once again heralds the approach of another “non-holiday, holiday”. Over the years, Halloween has been a time that’s generally accompanied by a resurgence of morbid curiosity about metaphysical issues and … Continue reading

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