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A Christmas Carol:  Ghosts of Christmas Past

Christmastime is here.  Time for decorations and singing, parties and gifts and laughter.  Growing up, one of my favorite traditions was when my mom and dad would gather us together…

A Second Chance

Oops, The Book of Blunders tells about police who “stopped a teen-age girl in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after complaints that a car had been seen going around her neighborhood in…

Peace and Grace

Recently, I read the following story about fear: One summer night during a severe thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small son into bed. She was about to turn the…

Go, Tell!

Recently, I read a little story by S. Briscoe, about keeping quiet instead of sharing faith: Feeling a concern for witnessing can mean that you will have to stand up…

Prophecy Fulfilled

With the solar eclipse, hurricanes, rising sea levels, political and social unrest, many people have been asking me about biblical prophecy.  They want to know if these things are signs…

A Game of Thrones

In George R. R. Martin’s novels, A Game of Thrones, which has become an HBO television series, the nobles from the Seven Kingdoms of the continent of Westeros battle it…

What is Truth?

Last week, many people enjoyed the day off in remembrance of Columbus Day. The famous Looney Toons cartoon depicts Columbus trying to convince King Ferdinand of Spain that the earth…

I Am What I Am!

Recently, I was reminded of an old story that I’ve heard many times, and perhaps you have, too.  The version told by one comedian says that an old man and…

The Gospel According to Jesus

Not long ago, I came across a little story about a man considering the meaning of eternal life: Thinking of the fullness and duration of this wonderful life, W. B.…

In Jesus’ Name

Recently, I was reading about the importance of giving your children good names.  It reminded me of a list I’d seen of some bad names had by some characters in…