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Getting There
It takes the whole books of Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy to tell of his getting there. Moses leading his rag tag motley group of humanity as they purpose to enter the promised land.... (read more)

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Gifts, Giving and the Greatest Giver
Lords a-leaping don't come cheap. Neither do pipers piping. And five golden rings cost a lot more than they did last year.... (read more)

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Lies I Like
if I were Satan and I really wanted people to not follow God, I would tell lies that accomplish that.... (read more)

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Unspeakable Tragedy
I remember watching Monday Night Football on December 8, 1980. It was a relatively exciting game. The Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots in overtime.... (read more)
Thankful Turkeys
But I am not sure we really process how incredible it is that unholy people like us can live with a holy God forever. ... (read more)
Giving Thanks
Giving thanks is the right thing to do. We teach our children to do it, yet sometimes forget to do it ourselves. God is pleased when we give thanks to Him.... (read more)
Why I Don't Like Asking for Directions
...there are people who not only will help you, but they want to help you. ... (read more)
The Memory Tree
She sits in a straight backed desk chair, dressed in a festive shirt and sweater, slowly and carefully unwrapping each item, running her fingers over the surface as if to absorb the impression contained within. Then she carefully hangs the treasure on jus... (read more)
When a Book Isn’t Enough
I'm a bibliophile. A book lover. I've always loved to read. My sisters taught me to read before I started school, and I've been an avid reader ever since.... (read more)
The Judas Problem
The problem with Judas is not what he did ... it is what he did not do.... (read more)
To Seek, to Reach Out, to Find
It was meant to be a towering achievement ... pardon the pun. Thousands of years ago, a group of men came together and decided to build a city, a great city with a tower that would scrape the sky. Their plan was to make a name for themselves, to leave an ... (read more)
I'm Not Very Good At ...
New Christians can ask for help and advice, knowing they will receive it ...... (read more)
Treasured Possession
I have to admit, I'm a big fan of the Disney/Pixar movies. I always look forward to the movies they bring out.... (read more)
Givers and Takers
So in Christ, we learn to take what we need, and give what we have. ... (read more)
What's a Heaven for?
In 1855, at the age of 43, an English man penned the question: “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp or what’s a Heaven for?”... (read more)
Connectedness
We have so many ways to stay connected today. Yet more people every day find themselves alone and isolated. When it comes time to share the things that matter, they can't seem to find anyone that wants to listen. ... (read more)
Getting Rid of the Hogs
So the question is: how badly do you want a relationship with Jesus? ... (read more)
Are You a Member?
In high school, I was a member of the National Honor Society. We met once to elect officers and once to induct new members. That's all we did.... (read more)
Right Destination, Wrong Gate
God is very clear about the correct way to reach heaven – through Jesus. And the way to Jesus is clear – be born again.... (read more)
It's a Good Feeling To Be Chosen
Without a doubt, my favorite subject in elementary school was recess. I loved all sorts of sports, so I enjoyed every moment that we spent running and playing on the fields around our school.... (read more)
Do We Believe It?
He sat there staring...allowing his words to have their impact as if a mortar round had been fired and he was waiting for the impact concussion.... (read more)
Mountains or Foothills
...how strange we Christians must seem: how out of touch with reality.... (read more)
When Walls Break
I remember the first time I broke a wall. It came as quite a shock. I rode my bike back and forth to elementary school each day. When I would come home, as I was putting my bicycle away, I liked to bounce the front tire off the garage wall. It was fun... (read more)
But I Love Her Anyway
Jesus said if we become like little children, we can enter the kingdom of heaven. He helps us do that.... (read more)
Treasure Keeping
If we read about the first part of Howard Hughes' life, it's hard not to envy the man. In 1966, he was named the richest person in the world. His fortune is estimated to have been worth more than $40 billion in today's dollars.... (read more)
A Visit to the Dentist
I wonder how God feels when I neglect to regularly put attention on my relationship with Him. ... (read more)
The Ties That Bind
I really enjoy the World Cup of soccer (or football or fútbol or however you choose to call it). I never have particularly enjoyed the different soccer leagues around the world, but there is something special about international soccer. It has an excitem... (read more)
Strangers and Foreigners, No More
I know what they felt like: I understand how Abraham felt when he said, “I am a foreigner and a visitor among you” in  Genesis 23:4.... (read more)
My Coffee/Chocolate/Coke Cup
Jesus came to this earth to clean up the mess of our lives.... (read more)
The House That Fear Built
Have you heard of the Winchester Mystery House? The sprawling house in San Jose, California, is famous for its huge size and irregular layout.... (read more)
Old Things Made New
People that society might deem worthless are given value in Jesus.... (read more)
Is This Gonna Be Forever?
You may have seen "David After Dentist," the video of a young boy recovering from anesthesia after a trip to the dentist. The Internet video has "gone viral," as they say, with over 50 million people having accessed it.... (read more)
Today Is My Anniversary
We both chose Jesus long before we chose each other. ... (read more)
Where Are You?
It was something that happened on a regular basis, at least from the image of the Hebrew language: the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.... (read more)
Secure Identity
We hear a lot about identity theft and the various ways you can make your identity more secure. For years, some women have been struggling with feelings of lost identity when they become mothers.... (read more)
The Pale Galilean
Many look at Christians and see a somber lot, living a life filled with prohibitions. As the old line says, "Everything enjoyable is either illegal, immoral or fattening."... (read more)
What Kind of Jesus Do You Want?
Some churches do present a “consumer” Jesus.... (read more)
The Other Side of the Door
There was an old country doctor who would take his dog along with him when visiting patients. The dog would remain outside while the doctor went in for the house call.... (read more)
Church Museums
You may visit a church building… but you are invited to become part of a church. ... (read more)
Peace
Peace. In a general sense, peace is the absence of conflict. On a personal level, it can mean many things…... (read more)
Witness
It would be impossible to calculate the thousands of miles they trudged, how often their feet and muscles ached from the journey or if they suffered from "Ship-lag" crossing seas.... (read more)
Don't Come To Church
To hope going to church will help you is getting the cart before the horse. ... (read more)
A Knock at the Door
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.... (read more)
Old Faithful
Recently while researching faithfulness, I stumbled onto information about the geysers that have been given the name "Old Faithful."... (read more)
For Sale Signs
We all need Jesus to make right the things that we cannot. He is the one who can restore the brokenness of our lives. ... (read more)
Jesus Has What You Need
At the end of the first century, the town of Laodicea was a thriving commercial center. It was a wealthy city, one of the few towns to refuse government aid after a devastating earthquake in the region.... (read more)
How Do You Know?
The question is always blunt, direct, personal, and demanding. Once asked, it must be answered. The challenge, once made, requires a response validating your position. The question is not politically correct and the answer offers no public relations ...... (read more)
But I Don't Need the Instructions...
God created us and He gave us a blueprint for life. ... (read more)
Hot, Cold or Lukewarm?
The ancient city of Laodicea had a water problem. The problem was there was no water. At least not in the city itself... (read more)
Health My Way
In the same way, how can someone say they want to be a follower of Jesus but not have any connection with a church?... (read more)


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