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By Grace, Through Faith

By Grace, Through Faith

One Sunday, the young pastor decided to use the 23rd Psalm for his children’s sermon. He began to tell the children about sheep—that they aren’t smart and need lots of…

Clear as Mud

Clear as Mud

In John 9:1-41, Jesus heals the sight of a man who was born blind.  This one fact is about all we know about the young man—that he was born this…

Truth and Lies

Truth and Lies

Recently I came across a list of lies that we tell ourselves, and that we tell each other. The check is in the mail. I’ll start my diet tomorrow. We…

Five Steps to Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

Five Steps to Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

Have you ever been chased by a snarling dog? That can be a scary thing, if the dog is a Yorkie or Chihuahua because sharp teeth are still sharp teeth,…

An Article About Nothing

An Article About Nothing

There is a story involving Yogi Berra, the well-known catcher for the New York Yankees, and Hank Aaron, who at that time was the chief power hitter for the Milwaukee…

Above and Below

Above and Below

Lynn Malone shares the following about how… we seem to live in two different worlds, the rich and the poor. A striking example is shared by Brett Blair, a pastor…

Light of the World

Light of the World

When I think back to my childhood, I remember many times when my mother turned on the light. There were times when I was afraid of the dark, and she…

Condoning or Condemning

Condoning or Condemning

Years ago, I had the privilege of baptizing a young man in prison.  Once I was talking with him, and he was expressing his sorrow for the thing he had…

Becoming Real

Becoming Real

The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath,…

Joy in the Morning

Joy in the Morning

In one of his lighter moments, Benjamin Franklin penned his own epitaph. He didn’t profess to be a born-again Christian, but it seems he must have been influenced by Paul’s…

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