Monthly Archives: April 2017

It is Good!

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Broken Flowers

The picture was pretty – but the words were beautiful! Irises were always my grandmother’s favorite flowers, so my eye was immediately drawn to the flower in this picture.  But, when my friend described where this particular flower came from … Continue reading

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Within Reach

“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” (CK Chesterton) I think I understand what Chesterton meant – if one adheres to the tenets of Christianity, he will find them complete.  However, … Continue reading

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When Little is Much

Jesus was in the temple when He saw people placing their gifts into the offering box.  Initially, the rich presented their gifts; then a poor widow put in two small coins (Luke 21:1-4). Jesus made no comment about the contributions … Continue reading

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More than Iron Man!

It began with a 3 year-old, a toy ambulance, and Iron Man.  I was helping my wife in the nursery at church one Sunday when the ‘future MD’ asked me to be his patient. As I sprawled out on the … Continue reading

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Attended to With Love

If Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived, Ethan the Ezrahite may have been a close second.  Never heard of him?  Me either!  Yet, in describing David’s son, the writer of 1 Kings pointed out that Solomon was wiser … Continue reading

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He Remains

Not long ago, I attended the funeral of a wonderful man.  He loved God, he served Christ, and he loved others.  His wife, children, and family of faith will miss him greatly. It’s difficult at times like these to remember … Continue reading

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His Presence

Where shall I go from your Spirit?     Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there!     If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the … Continue reading

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Two Voices

Christ heard two voices that day.  The first came from the blind beggar along the road leading into Jericho.  That voice cried out for mercy and for healing. (Luke 18:35-38).  The other voice came from somewhere up ahead.  It was … Continue reading

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Only Strife

Perhaps you’ve encountered them along the road – folks who seem to leave a wake of destruction everywhere they go.  For whatever reasons, their presence is almost always associated with strife. While I don’t pretend to understand all people, and … Continue reading

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