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The Essence of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday. Upon moving to Minnesota, one of my American coworkers invited our family of three to her house for Thanksgiving. After dinner, the host put the left-over turkey in the big cast iron pot to the outdoor porch piling up several inches of snow. It ...

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Are You Flogging the Donkey?

In the Bible, Numbers 22 carries a very powerful story about a seemingly stubborn donkey. You see, Balaam was summoned by a mighty king to come over and lay a curse on the Israelites. God advised him not to go, but he insisted on going anyway. He stood to gain ...

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Exercising Your Faith Muscle

Friends, today I’m going to take you on spiritual workout. In fact, today we’re going to do some target training and work specifically on the faith muscle. Does this sound silly? I hope not, because it is my hope to get you “pumped up” about your faith and have you ...

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When We Don’t Understand the Bible

“Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.” 1 Samuel 15:3 In this story in 1 Samuel, Saul was to go and wipe out the Amalekites–every man, ...

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Derailed on the Way to Heaven

Recently, an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia leaving eight people dead and over two hundred transported to the hospital. Still uncertain of the specific root cause behind the speed of the train, investigators are trying to identify and pinpoint a potential connection to the engineer, Brandon Bostian who is currently ...

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