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When Silence is the Answer to "Why?" Apr 06, 2023

A frequent teaching in Christian circles is that God "turned his back" on Jesus on the cross, leading Jesus to cry out, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Supposedly this was because "God...

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The Cost of Christmas Dec 26, 2022

It’s after Christmas when the true cost often begins to show up. Perhaps in calories from cookies or candies which morphed into pounds on a scale. Or balances on bank statements registering a...

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Can Tissue-Paper Thin Christmas Movies Echo Advent? Dec 19, 2022

I have a confession. With apologies to readers who will not be thrilled to know this, I am not a lover of H***mark Christmas movies. I’m not a hater, either. It’s just I’m too...

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Will God Ever Show Up For You? Dec 12, 2022

Have you ever had the experience where you think, “Just this one time I’m not going to fix my hair/put on my makeup/change my scruffy clothes because I'll be in and out of the store in...

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What's At Stake If You Forget? Dec 05, 2022

What’s the costliest “I forgot” experience you’ve ever had? Did you leave your purse in the shopping cart? Keys inside the car? A child at church? Did you have to apologize...

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Are You Ready Like Zechariah or Elizabeth? Nov 28, 2022

They perched at the top of the stairs, eyes glowing and hands twitching. It was the one day of the year they couldn’t slide, hop, scoot, jump, trek, or bounce down the stairs until the signal...

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Why I'm Inviting Jonah to Thanksgiving Nov 21, 2022

Who from the past would you invite to Thanksgiving? Perhaps the coach, teacher, parent, sibling, friend, or mentor you never told how grateful you were for their impact. Maybe George Washington,...

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How You Can Survive the Cereal Aisle Nov 14, 2022

What’s your favorite aisle in the grocery store? What’s your worst one? I’m not a fan of piling food in a metal wheeled cart and pushing it about like a mouse in a maze. I raised...

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Do We Have the “Strong-Willed” Concept Entirely Wrong? Nov 07, 2022

He threw the banana peel on the floor at Grandma’s house and quietly refused for over an hour to pick it up. There was a line in the parking lot, and I gave clear instructions not to step...

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Can You Be Emotionally Immature and Spiritually Mature? Oct 31, 2022

Have you ever heard (or said) “_____ (name) is just soooo emotional” and thought, “Wow! That’s awesome! I wish I could be more like that!” Likely not.


If emotions were...

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Will Time Tell If They Are Really Sorry? Oct 24, 2022

You know those apologies where the letters of the words are spelling the correct message – “I a-m s-o-r-r-y” – but are conveying just the opposite? “You’re an...

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Is Your Head at Risk? Oct 17, 2022

What’s your answer to the familiar inquiry: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Here’s mine: “Who cares?!”

Perhaps this indifference is due to my...

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