Flood of Love

Rebellion tries to make reality disappear, but Jesus found Paul and then in a “truth out of love” told him “it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.” In other words, “Paul, you can do nothing against truth, but for it only.

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Christmas Voices

Fa la la la la, la la la la Christmas has a lot of voices ringing. Fa la la la la, la la la la. We have the angel voices, the shepherds voices , Mary’s, the wise men’s, and then Herod’s and the bad guys’ too. There’s a plethora of...

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How God Uses Mere Men

In our suffering we may face gloom at dawn, and dawn after dawn, on and on, it stays. Grieving pain is longsuffering, expanding, lingering. It keeps on keeping on, reduces curing to schemes of preservation; ignores the total healing potential. Bodily aches require pain relievers, salves, creams, and rest. Pain...

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My Bed of Languishing

My shattering had stamped out any lingering self-effort in me; even the sense of nerves stirring had vanished. Inertia bound me. I became the man under the bed covers on a cold winter morning, paralyzed. I concluded, “The next transpiration of events would take place toward me, but never from...

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