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Cheaters never prosper? Really?

It was frustrating as children to be told we would have to wait to see the bad guys “get theirs,” and it is still one of the Lord’s hardest lessons to learn, and one more of His promises which call for His people to trust, keep doing good, and be patient. Continue reading

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Be still and know

No matter what upheavals and trials come to pass, we must calmly, faithfully cling to His promise. Though times seem bleak, He is in control, now and always. Continue reading

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Will we pass this test?

Everyone has faith in something. Whether faith in our own endurance, the basic decency of our fellowman, the government, or God, everyone relies on something or someone and each of these faiths is being severely tested. Continue reading

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How firm a foundation is needed today

In 1949, when George Orwell published his dystopian fantasy novel, 1984, about a society where every norm was turned on its head and the very meaning of language was corrupted, no one believed it could possibly be a prophetic work. … Continue reading

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Resilience in the Covid-19 aftermath

I’ve frequently posted about the physical property of resilience referred to scientifically as the coefficient of restitution. The coefficient of restitution is a number which indicates how much kinetic energy (energy of motion) remains after a collision of two objects. … Continue reading

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Could you be a missionary?

Beginning in the 1800’s and continuing through the early Twentieth Century, the Christian churches of the United States sent many missionaries around the world to serve and witness to pagan peoples.  While the US still sends more missionaries abroad than … Continue reading

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What’s Your Coefficient of Restitution?

One of my friends has been having an unusually long run of bad luck, but no matter what blows knock her down, she always bounces back to her usual, optimistic self.  I believe her strong faith plays a role in … Continue reading

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The Body Needs CPR

Medical dramas frequently portray doctors striving furiously to save a patient who is “coding” by performing Cardio Pulmonary Resusitation (CPR); compressing the chest and forcing breath into the lungs. When this fails to revive the patient, the last resort is increasingly stronger electrical shocks.  These desperate … Continue reading

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Faith of Our Fathers

The carillon in the Baptist church bell tower was playing that great old hymn, Faith of our Fathers, while I walked to work one morning and when it came to the phrase, “in spite of dungeon, fire and sword,” I … Continue reading

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Hearts of Fire

I’ve just started reading the book Hearts of Fire from The Voice of the Martyrs. This book tells the personal stories of eight persecuted Christian women and what their faith cost them. The stories are difficult to read. These are … Continue reading

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