Monthly Archives: December 2014

Tears and Rainbows

I’ve experienced it a handful of times myself, once fairly recently – the sight of perhaps the smallest of all possible rainbows – that which appears immediately in front of one’s own eye as the sun hits a tear that … Continue reading

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Cantique de Noel

At the age of 8, he lost a hand to a shotgun accident.  As a result, he turned his attention to fields of work that would not require two hands, including poetry, journalism, and wine-making.  He would become well-known for … Continue reading

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace

I didn’t think I was upset when I went to bed, but based upon the lack of sleep that followed, I must have been. For every couple of hours, I woke up and my mind flooded with the details of … Continue reading

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Complacency of Fools

For the first several years after becoming a Christian, I maintained a steady diet of Proverbs – I read one per day, every day, all year long. While I didn’t find every answer to every specific question that came my … Continue reading

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My Heart Your Bethlehem

In their excellent musical work that retells the salvation story from Genesis to Revelation, songwriters Nichole Nordeman and Bernie Herms help us see the perspective of young Mary after being visited by the angel. The following words of the chorus … Continue reading

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Love Ends with Hope

While fighting off the flu recently, I had time to watch a movie. It was a classic medieval tale of a peasant boy who wanted to become a knight in shining armor to win the fair maiden. At one point, … Continue reading

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Written on Our Hearts

“Do not let kindness and truth leave you. Bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart” (Proverbs 3:3). In Old Testament days it was not uncommon for devout Jews to copy certain texts of Scripture, … Continue reading

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Never!

Oh, Peter!  We’ve got to love your enthusiasm if nothing else!  On the night He was betrayed, Jesus lead the disciples into the Mount of Olives where He told them that soon, that very night, they would all desert Him.  … Continue reading

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The Light

I’ve lived in the same house for nearly 24 years – I think I know just about every facet of the thing.  Therefore, I was surprised recently when I couldn’t get the door leading from the garage into the house … Continue reading

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Mine or His?

As I read, I wondered if I would have been willing to do the same thing. It was risky and undoubtedly very costly – would I have done it? I don’t know. The man’s name was Joseph, he lived in … Continue reading

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