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Your Heart or your Treasure…

Every once in a while, I hear somebody say something that sounds right, but it really isn't. I am particularly sensitive to this when it comes to Scripture and the way that people quote Bible verses. I don't know that ...

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The Gratitude Pumpkin…

Every so often, I run across something that I have never heard of before. For instance, a number of years ago, I saw somebody order a birthday cake with the inscription, "Happy Birthday, Jesus." It was for dessert on Christmas ...

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Angelology…

When I was in seminary, I had to take a course on angels and demons; and to have a biblical understanding of their ministry. To be sure, demons are fallen angels - those angels who chose to follow Satan and ...

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Forward or Backward…

In case you don't know about it, this week is palindrome week. That means that for about 10 days this month, the date can be written forward or backward and it looks the same. For example, today is 9-15-19, and ...

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Never Forget…

Every middle aged person knows what this post is about just by reading the title. And if for some reason you don't remember or weren't around back then, it was 18 years ago yesterday that we were attacked on our ...

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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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The Ripple Effect…

Recently, I have been struck by how much seemingly unconnected events are really related. This is not a new concept to me but something that has really come into focus lately as I reflect back on my career. Whenever I speak ...

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A No-Labor Day…

Like many families this week-end, our family has celebrated together with a family barbecue. We typically think of Labor Day as the end of the summer even though the calendar lets us know that it is really still three weeks ...

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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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