When Culture Fails

These things I learned this week: That in the culture, individualism can be good, as long as I don’t make an idol of me. Culturally speaking, community is desired; but don’t make an idol of them. Who-a-person-is subjectively is discovered in receiving an objective identity; it is not found by...

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Many Thanksgivings

A friendship features a level of security and many factors determine this. I can list the first 400 of these determiners but lets skip to the real good ones. People who are thankful, truly thankful, have a good chance at longevity. Why? It is because they have a very mature outlook...

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The Whole Picture

Early in the pages of our Bibles we are presented with the reality of what man was made for. The first chapters of Genesis describe the process of His Creation. The Lord made and the Lord spoke. First came the heavens and the earth, and so it began. The structure...

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What To Do While We Wait

Jesus is coming. Soon. Yes, this message has been shared for a couple thousand years. And this has left some skeptical.  These are the scoffers that Peter referred to in his second letter. This Apostle comforted those having doubts and feeling somewhat insecure with these words: “…Beloved, do not forget...

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Beyond Feeling and Sight

Jesus sent off His disciples to get them away from the crowd. He had just fed 5,000 men and their families from five loaves and two fish. This caused no small stir among the people. All had eaten, all were full – and there were leftovers, 12 baskets worth. Knowing...

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Needed: Lives That Inspire

Hezekiah came to the throne of Judah after an intense season of idolatry had gripped the nation. His predecessor, Ahaz, “shut up the doors of the house of God, and he made himself altars in every corner of Jerusalem” (2 Chronicles 28:24). Enemies came and destroyed towns and carried people...

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