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You can’t do it all, but you can give your all

I checked the National Day Calendar for February and was stunned by how much there is to celebrate. For the shortest month of the…

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How God made you

It took me over 30 years to figure out how God made me. You would think that my strengths and weaknesses would be obvious…

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The amazing Merlin

Recently, I met an amazing man named Merlin. Merlin is an 81-year-old woodworker who can outhustle a team of 20-something construction workers. During our…

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You are gifted

Do you know the gift(s) you’ve received from God? In four key chapters of the Bible (1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12, Ephesians 4, and…

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Sir, we would like to see Jesus

Jesus was in Jerusalem. His name was being talked about all over Israel. It was the week he was going to die, and he…

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Christmas is about Christ

My family of four has the tradition of eating lunch every Sunday with my parents and my mother-in-law, a meal that we call FamFest….

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Are you ready for creation’s final concert?

Sometimes I think singing isn’t as much a part of our culture as it used to be. The evidence is everywhere. About a month…

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Stuffed with wonder

I occasionally substitute teach in my son’s high school, and one of my highlights is reading Fahrenheit 451 with the American Lit. class. I…

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Waiting on us

God must fold his everlasting arms across his chest and lean against a pearly fence post just waiting for us to try. We have…

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The earth is the Lord’s

Sometimes I need to be reminded who this world belongs to. Sometimes it seems that it belongs to everyone except me; people whose ideas…

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Build me up

I tell my kids that people are like building blocks. Our words can build them up or knock them down. When conversations with a…

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It’s all God’s grace!

We are forgiven and accepted by God because of the finished work of Jesus. It’s all God’s grace. And yet, God’s grace isn’t reduced…