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Casting the “Name-it-and-claim-it” Spell

A recent tragic episode in the news where a church family attempted to reverse the sudden death of a beloved child illustrates a fundamental misapprehension among some Christians. Non-believers frequently refer to religion as mere superstition. They see it as … Continue reading

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Praying for others

5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food … Continue reading

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Happenstance or Answered Prayer?

Do you ever feel that your prayers are ineffective? Do you wonder if our Father in Heaven is listening? Does He even care? I suppose we’ve all had such thoughts from time to time, but when I stop and consider … Continue reading

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Pillars of support

I’ve recently begun attending a church whose members are predominantly older Christians.  About one third of the church membership attends the adult Sunday school class. When the time came for prayers in last Sunday’s class, I was impressed with the … Continue reading

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After the shake-up, it’s time to wake up

The recent surprising election results have given Christians a wonderful opportunity to impact our nation’s culture. Many of us prayed without ceasing in the months leading to the vote, and now is not the time to rest on our laurels. … Continue reading

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When the Stones Rain Down

This morning I was reading the inspirational account of the life and death of Stephen (Book of Acts 6 & 7). Stephen was chosen by the twelve apostles to become one of the seven men who would take over the distribution … Continue reading

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This scary election

You may have heard or read comments this election year about how scary the prospect is for certain candidates to be elected. You may even share the feeling of unease about the future of our country. Although it may be uncomfortable to consider … Continue reading

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A mocha latte with an extra shot of attitude

Yesterday I saw a post in my Facebook feed with a photo of several young men reaching out the service window of a drive-thru to touch the driver. My first thought was that this was an unusual sort of assault … Continue reading

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Even Answered Prayers can lead to hard work

Praise the Lord! All of our possessions are safely at our new home…at least nothing is left at the old place, but I haven’t actually unpacked everything yet. In fact, I’ve been in such a whir of toting, hauling, cleaning, … Continue reading

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Lay Your Burden Down

I am moving into a new home in a few days and have been sorting and thinning out possessions for a couple of weeks, resulting in a huge pile of donations. In our area the United Cerebral Palsy Association sends a … Continue reading

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