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Storms that bring us home

Nothing makes headlines like the weather. And this has been a headline already in this new year. Storms have ripped through this country and the world, causing floods, creating lakes…

Don’t Miss Your Mission

What if you were the mother of twelve children and when the youngest started preschool you wondered what to do with the rest of your life? In the 1980s Mary…

Don’t miss your moment

We’re all familiar with the Magi who came from the east (probably from Iraq), bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the One whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.…

Santa Returns

Santa Returns

As is often the case, my best laid plans have been postponed. I’ll tell you the story of a certain Santa, his long sojourn in the south and his quiet…

When celebrating Christmas was criminal

In 1644, the English Parliament outlawed Christmas. No celebrations of any kind were to be tolerated that commemorated the season. What caused this revolt against celebrating the birth of Christ?…

The Healing Power of Thanksgiving

“Do you still look out your study window and give thanks?” asked my grandson, his question being drawn from memories of childhood. Allow me to explain. During one of the…

Strength For All Seasons

Poets and preachers have long pointed out the similarities between the seasons of the year and life. In effect, we’re all born in January and immediately start heading toward December.…

The Answer To Life’s Most Important Question

He was a college student struggling with honest questions about life here and hereafter. His search had taken him away from the childhood beliefs instilled by his parents. Intriguing philosophical…

Finding Light In Dark Places

The two letters on my desk are filled with encouragement, good news and evidence of a bright outlook, but they have come from a dark place, a Florida prison. I’m…

Putting Your Faith On The Line

Last week, my e-mail program started having problems. “Error occurred” kept appearing on my computer screen: not an encouraging sign since e-mail is my primary vehicle to send this weekly…

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