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Loving People, Post-Election

Loving People, Post-Election

Every day when we read the newspaper or watch TV we are inundated by the world’s violence.  Unthinkable violence happens not only in war-torn countries, but it seems lately our…

Seeking Jesus

Seeking Jesus

In the old Christmas classic film Miracle on 34th Street1, the story begins with the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.  An elderly gentleman named Kris Kringle takes the place of an actor…

Who to Trust?

Who to Trust?

This past Tuesday, America went to the polls to elect the President, Vice President, and members of the US House of Representatives.  I know that some people didn’t like either…

Passion for God’s House

Passion for God’s House

Have you ever done something with such zeal that you felt like you gave yourself to it completely, no matter what it cost?  These are the moments when the Spirit…

A Point of Emptiness

A Point of Emptiness

I used to preach with PowerPoint. Not like I do now, with just the scripture on the screen so people can see it, but also with intricately designed slides full…

The Sacred Other

The Sacred Other

Every day when we read the newspaper or watch TV we are inundated by the world’s violence.  Unthinkable violence happens not only in war-torn countries or dangerous cities, but even…

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

There comes a time in life when each of us must decide exactly who we are.  What kind of man or woman will we be?  Will we do the easy…

Light and Life

Light and Life

Bob Woods tells the story of a couple who took their son, 11, and daughter, 7, to Carlsbad Caverns. As always, when the tour reached the deepest point in the…

When God Speaks

When God Speaks

The story is told of Franklin Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what was said.…

A Cheerful Giver

A Cheerful Giver

On February 24, an F3 tornado came through Appomattox, Virginia, doing massive damage and killing one person.  Among other volunteers, my denomination’s state convention contributed money, materials, and manpower in…