Monthly Archives: August 2016

Exit Signs

If you’ve ever flown on a commercial airliner, you know the routine.  As part of the safety presentation, you’ve likely heard something along the lines of, “This aircraft is equipped with 6 emergency exits: two in the front, two over … Continue reading

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Your Ephesus

It came up again last week – a question that has plagued me for decades – one that I’ve asked my wife to help me answer numerous times since 1988. “What do I want to do with my life?” That’s … Continue reading

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My Lips are Sealed?

Occasionally, I’ve heard the argument that an individual’s relationship with God is a personal thing, and should be kept between themselves and God.  While our relationship with God is certainly a personal thing, it’s definitely not something about which we … Continue reading

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The Hunt

I never knew the man; he was dead before I was born. My dad rarely talked about his father, so my paternal grandfather has always been a mystery to me.  Recently, I discovered that Grandpa used to write a weekly … Continue reading

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The Sound of Joy

After Israel had successfully rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem under Nehemiah’s leadership, Jews who had been exiled in Babylon began to return to the city.  As they did, they celebrated by dedicating the new wall to God.  Nehemiah tells us, … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Service

To be honest, I didn’t want to get out of my bed.  I had spent nine of the previous 12 nights on the road, and had made trips to move my daughter into her new college apartment both before and … Continue reading

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Anger’s Tentacles

I’ve always loved the story of Esther for many reasons.  The last time I read it, the role of Haman stood out.  Haman was the king’s right-hand man; the second in command.  As you might imagine, having such a high-ranking … Continue reading

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