Life Hack: Christ in Me

Life hack: Any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; a tip or strategy for managing life’s tasks Anyone with the ability to access the internet will discover that a Google search of the words “life hack” yields a plethora of results. (I guess you could […]

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The Wonder of it All

This week I’ve been thinking about the “wondrous mystery” of the Gospel! As much as I appreciate the kind of answers I can fully comprehend and explain, there is great significance in resting in the wonder itself. The gospel singer George Beverly Shea put it this way: “The wonder of wonders that thrills my soul […]

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Desire Joy? Pursue Wisdom!

“Knowledge is what is gathered over time through study of the Scriptures. Wisdom acts properly upon that knowledge. Wisdom and understanding are the fitting application of knowledge. Knowledge sees the light has turned red; wisdom and understanding apply the brakes. Knowledge sees the quicksand; wisdom and understanding walk around it.  Knowledge memorizes the Ten Commandments; […]

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Stolen Identity: The Ultimate Theft

In the beginning. So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female. (Genesis) At creation, the Creator God declared: It is good. About humanity, He declared: It is very good. Since then, we have chosen to believe the lie of our enemy. This lie […]

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Necessary Assurance: Jesus is Mine

“At the heart of what it means to be a Christian is to receive a new identity. In Jesus, we do not lose our true selves, but we become our true selves, only in Him.” Last week I had the blessing of spending time with my parents, sibs, nephews, adult children and my grands. When […]

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This is Us: Why?

[As our kids were growing up, our concern for them was not as much about what they were thinking or doing, but why they were thinking or doing it. I try to maintain an ongoing self-eval using the same question: Why? Proverbs 16:2, 1 Cor 4:3-5] Why in the world would I watch and promote watching […]

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A Pledge of Allegiance: One Christian, Under God

Younger generations are suspicious of biblical ethics. Older generations, of biblical justice. Jesus says you must have both if you are going to follow Him. Word AND deed. Grace AND Truth. Love AND Law. Ethics AND Justice. ‘You must repent” AND “Remember the poor.” The slippery slope is an equal opportunity hazard. Some slip away […]

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