Monthly Archives: December 2015

Requirements

It’s the last post of the year. I wish I had some deeply-profound, life-changing words for the occasion that I could wrap up with a bow. Something that would bring us into the New Year with a fail-proof way to … Continue reading

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From the Heart

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:38)   These words both encourage and challenge me. In this passage, Jesus was speaking to those who were spiritually … Continue reading

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On the Couch

As I write at my parent’s dining room table, there’s somebody sleeping on the couch in the next room. The house is packed with family, and one unlucky soul ended up on the couch. Upon closer inspection, I discover the … Continue reading

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Cupboards

I’ve talked with a few people who have been brave enough to voice what I suspect many people feel – a sense of “letdown” after Christmas. Maybe they got caught up in all the hype and the day just came … Continue reading

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His Delight

To many people, the Old Testament seems to describe a different God than the One of the New Testament.  It is easy to see the Old Testament as primarily a story about God’s wrath and judgment, resulting in death and … Continue reading

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He Changed Everything

“God as a fetus.  Holiness sleeping in a womb.  The Creator of life being created.  God was given eyebrows, elbows, two kidneys, and a spleen.  He stretched against the walls and floated in the amniotic fluids of His mother.  God … Continue reading

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Receive Your King

I went to hear the Kansas City Symphony for the first time this Christmas season.  While I enjoyed each selection they performed, I think the highlight for me was their rendition of Isaac Watts’, “Joy to the World.” Little did … Continue reading

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