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Personal Update

Been Thinking Friends, I have just placed my wife, Di, into hospice after a long process of home care, recent hospital stays, and crises that have been so hard on her. Now that she is being cared for around the clock by hospice workers, as you might expect, my family and I are struggling with conflicting […]

For the Greater Good

“It is for your good that I am going away.” (John 16:7) After three years, Jesus’ friends had gotten used to surprise. But hearing their Teacher say it was time for him to leave didn’t make sense. So he went on to assure them that the Friend he would send “Will take you by the […]

The Way Forward

“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD Almighty” (Zech 4:6). The setting of these often-quoted words has to do with the rebuilding of a ruined temple. The details are obscure. But the idea stands on its own. Like a proverb, the same thought shows up in the lyrics of […]

Courageous Gentleness

Night had fallen in a Privileged  Land. The forces of evil were winning. Good efforts were being overruled. Something had to be done. So, Elijah called down fire from heaven that consumed wet wood on an altar of challenge. With his sword  (in the ways of a violent age) he killed 400 prophets of Baal. […]

The Vision of Aquinas

During the Middle Ages, Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) became one of the Western Church’s most celebrated defenders of reason, faith, and Scripture.  Yet just three months before his death something happened that caused him to leave unfinished a massive legacy of his life’s work. While reflecting on the broken body and shed blood of his Savior, […]

Us and Them

What did Jesus mean when he referred to people like us as evil parents (Matthew 7:11)? If some in the crowd thought he was insulting them, they may have been hearing what he said rather than what he meant. Who needed most to hear his heart when he said, “If you, then, though you are […]

Defining Moments

Moments of truth come to us in different ways. And for many of us the Bible has given us our best understanding of defining moments. Like the first time our first parents pointed their fingers at one another in an effort to protect themselves. Or when the long-awaited Hope of a nation refused to defend […]

Teachable Moments

In the last post we raised the question of whether a person of questionable motives can say something profound about the heart of our God. Like the wise woman of Tekoa, the high priest who presided over the condemnation of Jesus also shows us that the goodness of our God can show up in some […]

Prelude to a Standing Offer

Yesterday, as the shudders of a global pandemic turned more dire, a close friend sent me a Youtube website that offers a visually calming voicing of reassuring promises of God, faith, and strength in Christ. When I tried to access the link again this morning, the site was unresponsive. May have been a problem with […]

Family Issues

In a memorable episode of The Big Valley (TV 1965-1969), Heath (Lee Majors) is shaken when a stranger by the name of Charlie Sawyer (Buddy Hackett) comes to the ranch of Victoria Barcley (Barbara Stanwick) and claim’s to be Heath’s father. Charlie has a marriage certificate showing that he was once married to Victoria. Years […]

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