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Surely Goodness and Mercy

In today’s chaotic world, we all need sweet mercies to overcome the stench of hopelessness we find around us. While I can’t wipe out a virus, put out wildfires, or even make much of an impact on national policy, I can influence the people around me. I can remind them that no matter how bleak circumstances may seem, there is hope. Continue reading

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The great reward or the great taboo

find in Eternity? While we don’t wish to shorten anyone’s time on Earth, once the end is in sight looking forward with joyful anticipation must surely ease the experience. Continue reading

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A Hopeful New Year

Putting our faith, our trust, in people or institutions, or even in our own abilities, is a recipe for disappointment. 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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Are we in an impossible situation?

“For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37 It’s almost six months since our world was shaken by the arrival of the Covid-19 virus and the pandemic began. Many of the world’s nations are beginning to climb out of … Continue reading

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Fear not

 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10 We’ve faced incredible challenges … Continue reading

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Beauty for Ashes

To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the … 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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Good? Are you kidding?

Today is Good Friday, when Christians around the world commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. This may seem like an unusual designation for a day of such horrific suffering and death. We know from historical accounts that crucifixion as … Continue reading

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Joy and peace to you

What? Joy and peace in the midst of the corona virus turmoil? How is that possible? While we are under attack from all sides by the attempts of various factions to use this crisis for their own ends, it is … Continue reading

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