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I Lost a Friend Today…

I lost a good friend today.Funny how I can say he was a good friend, when I had never met him in person. But his gentle kindness transcended the 5000 km that lay between us, infiltrating the email room with love and acceptance.I'll admit, I've shed more than a few...

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Wherein Lies Your Security?

We all like to feel secure.For some of us, our security comes from the number of followers we have on Twitter or likes on Facebook—or whether we’ve received a treasure-trove of hearts for a picture we posted on Instagram. Maybe your safe future comes from the size of...

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Living in Perilous Times

We live in perilous times. At the time this is written, the future is uncertain. The police can’t be trusted. We can’t trust the integrity of our political leaders. The economy is crashing. The pandemic continues to ravage the planet…The more I think about these...

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Be Like…Canada Geese?

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.” (Matthew 28:19-20a NLT)It was Jesus’ last command to us, also known as...

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Fear

"God incarnate is the end of fear; and the heart that realizes that He is in the midst . . . will be quiet in the midst of alarm."  (F. B. Meyer 1847–1929)In these frightening times when our well-ordered life is beset by trouble, what are we to do?  The...

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Best Lists Ever

We often travelled by skin boat (called a umiak) when visiting our family's tin mine in the White Mountains in Alaska, USA. The boats were made of walrus hide stretched over a framework. In my first year of life, wrapped completely in sealskin, I was lactose...

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God and the Pandemic

"For this reason I kneel before the Father,  from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name"  (The Apostle Paul, from Ephesians 3:14)When I was 17 years of age I contracted a serious streptococci infection. For several weeks I was in an infectious...

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Drawing Near

"But You are near, O LORD, and all Your commandments are true." (Psalm 119:151 ESV)In the longest chapter in the Bible, there are five short words that ring like a melodious bell in the harsh roar of modern history: "But You are near, O Lord." And in another section...

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Curious Character

Every family has those members who are remembered for having outstanding personalities.  I had an uncle who was just such a character:  witty, jovial, talented, and totally unique.  Although he passed away some years ago, after a long, well-lived life,...

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Drawing Near to God

"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded." (James 4:8 NKJV) "The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." (Psalm 145:18 NKJV)I was listening to some of the...

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Good News!

"At once I was in the spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne." (Revelation 4:2 ESV)"The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all." (Psalm 103:19. ESV)I love to hear good news, whether it...

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One Touch From Heaven

"For nothing will be impossible with God." (Luke 1:37 NKJV) "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)On my way to church yesterday morning, while dodging a monsoon and flooding, I heard this song for the first time. It's called,...

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