Monthly Archives: October 2018

Kiss on the Cheek

He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed. (Proverb 3:34) The long drive had definitely humbled us.  We started later than we hoped, and had to drive in rain much of the day.  After ten hours on the road, we … Continue reading

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What’s Gained?

It’s an honest question that asks if what we “gain” by following Christ is worth what we “give up.” Long ago, in a land far, far away the Israelites wondered the same thing: It is futile to serve God. What do we … Continue reading

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Being Christ in Conflict

Mid-term elections are around the corner.  And like most of you, I have personal opinions about events in DC.  Yet personal opinions are just that – personal, and only opinions!  But, I’m growing ever more concerned with the way I … Continue reading

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Turn Aside

And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this … Continue reading

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The Good We Would

Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their … Continue reading

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S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D Out!

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. (Oliver Wendell Holmes) These words from the former Chief Justice are both wise and challenging.  It seems that many people become less open … Continue reading

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The Apple of Kindness

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. (Mark Twain) Our words and intentions can frequently be misinterpreted, but acts of kindness are almost always understood.  Because it is so foundational and universally understood, … Continue reading

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