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The Prostitute and Prince Charming

We cannot tidy this one up.  We cannot wiggle out of this one … God included a prostitute in the lineage of Christ. On any given day, there is something I love about God most of all.  Today, I love Him because He loves people who are down and out.  He ...

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When Faith Feels Foolish

Faith is mysterious.  It feels risky at times.  It can seem foolish at times. My writing life reminds me of my faith walk … believing in something larger than myself.  I sit down at my desk, and by pure faith, trust that the right words will come, that spending my time devoted to this whole, HUGE ...

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The Eye of The Eagle

The eagle flies nearly 3000 feet above the city of Dubai, periodically turning his head, scanning the horizon.  The panoramic view holds no appeal to him; his eye seeks only the instruction of his trainer.  The eagle watches for the hand motions that direct him: “continue soaring,” “come to me.”  Even though ...

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How To Build A Strong Christian Family

How does a parent build a strong Christian family? The church should instruct families how to begin and grow a Godly heritage in each family, but we cannot expect our church to build it for us. It must be done at home. We cannot expect our schools or a sports ...

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The Need For Circumcision

circumcision, circumcision of the heart,

When God entered into covenant with His people Israel, circumcision, the removal of the male foreskin, represented what was fleshly being cut away. The Hebrew word for covenant, in fact, means “to cut.” The physical act of circumcision was to be symbolic of a greater reality for God’s people–that which was ungodly and ...

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