The Transparent

It lurks in the recesses of a man’s heart and will surely burst forth when provoked by circumstance, and Job’s stuffings came out a display of abject transparency. We can say that Job’s transparency painted him badly; three acquaintances felt this, but his plight had baffled his own sense of justice....

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Courage

Courage, The ability to do something that frightens one; bravery. Strength in the face of pain or grief.   https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/ “Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty” Merriam-Webster “Any fool can be fearless. Courage, true courage, derives from that sense of who we are…” Barak...

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Pictures

    “We stumbled on in the darkness, over big stones and through large puddles, along the one road leading from the camp. The accompanying guards kept shouting at us and driving us with the butts of their rifles. Anyone with very sore feet supported himself on his neighbor’s arm....

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Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved...

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Indispensable

Indispensable  Some people are indispensable members of Christ’s body — they get superabundant honor. The list goes this way: 1) The feeble 2) The less honored 3) The uncomely  (These  are strength-less or weak). 4) Unbeautified, shapeless and not elegant. These groups often get kicked to the curb. Matthew 25:40  teaches, “Inasmuch as...

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Easter

Is America becoming a post-Christian society? What does it mean for us Christians? It directly affects believers who try to win lost souls because an unsaved person’s ground of decision making may be skewed or obscured in the river of moral relativism. See, much of contemporary thought leans toward “fate”...

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It’s God’s World

“The battle is the Lord’s.” It is also His life, His righteousness, His joy which is our strength. We are kept by His power for it is His salvation. He neither slumbers nor sleeps. He is our ever present help in times of trouble, born for adversity, He loves at all...

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Idealist

We live through heart-ache to be forever joined with Christ, intimately. Sin represents a dis-jointing, a dis-fellowship; pain sobers a saint toward what is real — our humanness –our unbelief – our disablement – our depravity. in our confrontation of reality, His true nature waxes clear, yet it comes unexpectedly....

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Hopes and Dreams

  Nothing gives more pleasure than disappointment turned to hope. It’s like the budding of a flower, petals which were shrunken in withdrawal, unraveling and stretching in beaming beatification. There is no blush — Just a brave display of approval by Him; the face-lightener, joy bringer, chin-lifting Christ. The Prize...

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