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A “Full, Free and Absolute Pardon”…

On August 9, 1974, President Richard M. Nixon became the first president in the history of the United States to resign his position. For those of us old enough to remember, this was the result of the Watergate scandal, an ...

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Trees…

I have been in the middle of stories about trees for the past month or so. To start with, we have a Maple tree in our front yard that has struggled since we moved in 5-1/2 years ago. Somewhere along ...

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The Deity of Christ…

It was on this day, August 25th, in the year 325 A.D., that the Council of Nicea concluded its meetings and came to a determination about the deity of Christ. Now I know that sounds a little crazy. Who are ...

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Birthdays, Anniversaries and More Birthdays…

It's the middle of August and my youngest brother's birthday is tomorrow. Ken will turn 59 and is seven years younger than I am. Doug is between us in age and will turn 65 on November 4th of this year. ...

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Getting Fed…

For almost twenty years, Janet and I have attended the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) that is broadcast from Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, IL and simulcast to hundreds of sites across the country. This phenomenal program generally occurs the ...

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What, No Mercy?

This summer, our Bible study group has been working through Paul's pastoral epistles - the three letters that were written by Paul to his young pastor friends Timothy and Titus. Other than the letter to Philemon, who was a personal ...

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From the Earth to the Moon…

...and back again! That was the challenge that President John Kennedy committed us to back in 1961. In the beginning of the space race with Russia, Kennedy issued an edict to deploy our resources to land men on the moon ...

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The HS in the OT…

Our daughter, Kristin, and I were having a great conversation earlier today on the Old Testament appearances of the Holy Spirit. Most of us think that the Holy Spirit wasn't around until Pentecost and the start of the New Testament ...

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In the Middle of the Night…

I've been sleeping very well lately. In fact, better than very well. Rarely in my life have I had the fitful rest that I have had most of this year. Since this is really noteworthy, even though I usually sleep ...

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Teaching Our “Teknia”…

Last week, Janet and I, along with our daughter, Jill, helped Kristin with vacation Bible School (VBS) for yet another summer. We are getting to be old hands at this and we are now at the point that we have ...

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