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Bible 101

Away . . . to be near

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head; The stars in the sky look…

Bible 101

Merry dictionary Christmas!

As a pastor, I get concerned every time December rolls around. It’s not the presents and the busyness and the Santa dilemma that worry…

Living My Faith

What are you thankful for?

Let me set the scene for you. Thanksgiving Day. After having their hands slapped a few times in failed food-snitching attempts, the family finally…

Who is God?

A crash test dummy’s guide to reading the Bible

It seems to me that when a car manufacturer creates a new car model, there are two very important teams that participate in the…

Life’s Challenges

Your pain has a purpose

I recently read The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis, and it shattered some of my old ways of thinking about life’s troubles….

Who is God?

Tucked away safely

The rain poured down in buckets with no sign of letting up. The boy and his father waited in the store entrance. Through the…

Living My Faith

Jerry and Jesus

One of the most content men I’ve ever met lived in one of the smallest apartments I’ve ever seen. His name was Jerry, a…

Living My Faith

Jesus is worth it

Do you know what happens the first day a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opens? Dozens of locals leave their warm beds behind, bring their tents,…

Life’s Challenges

Learning to let go

When my son was born, he caught a cold in the hospital just before coming home. His little nostrils were plugged, and his breathing…

Life’s Challenges

Color-blind

A man had been color-blind for 66 years. For his birthday, his family gave him a pair of glasses that allow people with color…

Who is God?

My cup overflows

I remember reading Psalm 23:5 as a child and wondering why God would promise to make my cup overflow. If I poured a glass…

Living My Faith

Every day is a jubilee for you

In the Old Testament, God wanted his people to celebrate a year of Jubilee. It was to take place every 50 years. In that…