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Silent nights

400 years. That’s how long God was silent between the Old and New Testaments. The last thing anyone heard from God was through the prophet Malachi. Then 400 years. Our country isn’t even 400 years. 400 years ago, was 1614. ...

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Sludge

sludge

Maybe worship songs should come with a warning about the side effects. Something like “prolonged exposure will cause you to repeat phrases 10 times in everyday conversation,” or “do not operate heavy machinery while singing.” For some people, it may be ...

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Enough for today

God be my enough

An expensive night at the ER. A car that’s in the shop for yet another repair. Looming big expenses in the next few months that I’m just not sure where the money will come from. I’m a pretty good budgeter. ...

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Radioactive faith

radioactive faith

I woke up on a recent morning—before my eyes were fully engaged with the morning light—thinking about radioactive faith. I have no idea where this thought came from. My mind doesn’t think scientifically. In fact, come Monday mornings my mind ...

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Scars

scars

Jesus restores what is broken. And even though we may have scars, the scars are not our entire story, merely part of our story. Easter isn’t just about the cross, it’s about the empty tomb. When Jesus appeared to the ...

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Please sir, may I have some more

Christ is enough

“Just a little bit more” was the response given by the world’s richest man John D. Rockefeller to the question, “How much money is enough money?” Here was a man who had it all and yet he wanted “just a ...

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Celebrating Christ-centered holidays

Christmas manger

Have you ever felt like “the holidays” have become a blur? With the unofficial start of the season now showing up just before Halloween, it often seems way too early to see Christmas decorations. In reality, though, Halloween is just ...

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Christmas: The secular vs. the sacred

Can we celebrate Jesus and Santa on the same day? Is it possible to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus on the same day? There is certainly a warm, nostalgic feeling about the Christmas season. Social media fills up ...

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