• Beauty For Ashes

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    In Northern Ireland remains the remnants of a major volcanic eruption. While the volcano itself has long since passed, the massive molten basalt rocks stand quietly in the water’s bay. There are an estimated 37,000 polygon columns perfectly measured as if they were handcrafted by human intent. It’s called The Giant’s Causeway; the scene is […]

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  • See Something, Say Something

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    Case study is an interesting field. For many years these courses devoured my time. The subject usually revolves around precedent. One particular court ruling often determines future findings. Thus, laws are built upon prior rulings as long as they adhere to the Constitution and conditions presented. In one case, a horrible crime was being committed […]

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  • Character

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    In a tragic report, a small sailboat drifted in the night into a turbulent storm. The young sailors unknowingly did not remember to cast their anchor and fell asleep without preparation to the drift. The boat drifted into the unknown. More experienced seaman stated that without the anchor, it is easy to be carried away, […]

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  • One Day

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    I am reminded of the word of Alan Oggs: “The difference a Day Makes.” He spoke of his own life and new doors opening up to him. In a single day, the world changed for him. This word also speaks to the exodus of the Children of Israel. Moses was born into chaos. Moses was […]

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  • We Have A Window

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    I have lived long enough to know that while the beginning of a thing is celebrated, the ending is what really matters. Old movies depicted as much. The characters waved goodbye and the credits rolled through. A final screen with the words “The End” appeared. Whatever the casts’ displayed; musical score or director’s intent, the […]

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  • Call For Commitment

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    Luke 2 records the early life of the Lord Jesus; His earthly father, Joseph, and Mary His mother. In keeping with the Law, Mary and Joseph bring Jesus to the Temple to be presented (Lev.12:3). Upon entering the Temple, they meet Simeon who had been waiting for the “consolation of Israel.” When he saw Jesus […]

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  • He’s Coming

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    In consideration of our secular society, it should be noted that agnostic scientists allow for a theoretical “World Clock” depicting the end of time. It began in earnest in 1947 and has been maintained with warnings concerning nuclear proliferation and other global catastrophes. While this school of thought is neither scientifically proven, and may include […]

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  • Bitter/Sweet

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    It probably did not take an expert to tell us that milk will spoil a week past its expiration date. The obvious, however, is now not so clearly accepted. Lip-puckering sour fruit may have vibrant colors, but they also come with a punch, e.g., lemons, grapefruit, kumquats, etc. Sweetness holds its own distinction. No one […]

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  • One Faith

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    Tucked away in the letter to the church at Ephesus is this exclusive verse: Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism. The damage done by this single statement stretches far beyond our modern age. Denominations of all faiths have been deeply offended by Paul’s word to the Ephesians. The reason is apparent: Not everyone […]

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  • Continue

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    Col 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Some historians point toward the industrial revolution when considering our insatiable appetite for the […]

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