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New Wineskins

There are few people in this world as stuck in their ways as I am. If you want to see my usual carefree, happy-go-lucky spirit morphed into a ball of anxiety and stress, then simply mention the word "change." This has been particularly bad this winter. It seems that...

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The Smashing of a Car

My mouth dropped open when I saw the picture on Facebook. What on earth were all those Bible College students doing smashing a car? And perhaps more importantly, what was my own son doing in that picture, crowbar in hand? I figured there had to be a reasonable...

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Oh, to be a Trailer…

"For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps." (1 Peter 2:21) We have all experienced them. Some of you may be like me, and you own one; but anyone else would have at least seen them on the...

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Laying Down my Isaac

You are all familiar with the story. God asked Abraham to give up the thing that was the most precious to him in the whole world: He had to lay the promised son, the same one he had waited over 25 years after the promise to receive, to say nothing of the 75 years...

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Joining the Cause

The world is engaged in a battle. Every time you turn on the news, you see evidence of the physical battles that seem to be mushrooming out of nowhere. But the world is engaged in an even larger battle than these physical ones, the battle between good and evil....

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Begging for Supper

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" (Jer 29:11, NIV2) A man, a beggar, sat at the temple gate, begging for money. He had been lame his entire life, and his sole...

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