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Perseverance: Beauty in the Midst of Ugly

Perseverance: Beauty in the Midst of Ugly

Our fourteen-hour trip from Florida to Indiana had expanded to almost eighteen hours. Despite an overnight break at a hotel, the drive through Georgia with its clogged highways, road work, and multiple fender-benders had exhausted us. But we’d persevered. Once the...

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He Had A Dream…Can We Revive It?

He Had A Dream…Can We Revive It?

At the not-yet-ripe age of seven, I was vaguely aware of the civil rights tensions in our nation. My parents never discussed the news in front of three small children, so information from the world outside our home drifted across my vision through the daily paper or...

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Before I Knew You  by Beth Steury

Before I Knew You by Beth Steury

After a series of bad choices rocked his world, seventeen-year-old Preston charts a new course as far from his ladies’ man ways as he can get. He distances himself from the dating scene and avoids his party-loving friends—the things that once dominated his life. Then...

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From Christmas to the Resurrection: My Quirky Tradition

From Christmas to the Resurrection: My Quirky Tradition

While I love the Advent season and lighting candles leading up to the birth of Jesus and celebrating that Birth with family, I also love the Lenten season leading up to the Resurrection of Jesus in a much different way. Advent is the season of expectation. It’s...

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A Smoking Wick or a Brilliant Flame?

A Smoking Wick or a Brilliant Flame?

I love the Advent season with all of its symbols. Garlands. Wreaths. Calendars. Creches. And lights. A seven-foot tree reigns over my living room. Garlands wind their way up the stair railing and drape the fireplace mantel. Enter through my front door, and a nativity...

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Oceans of Brokenness and Love

Oceans of Brokenness and Love

If you notice the layout of my website or if you read my newsletter, you have a distinct sense that I love the ocean. Over a lifetime, the sea has provided a thousand metaphors for me to write about. I grew up a mile from the Atlantic, and I could walk to the beach at...

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Silence Invites Violence: The Power of a Divisive Spirit

Silence Invites Violence: The Power of a Divisive Spirit

“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” ― Edmund Burke Tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11, the day our police and firemen were our greatest heroes. What has happened in the last nineteen years? Our heroes have become Enemy Number One on the evening...

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Recipe for Healing, Part 3

Recipe for Healing, Part 3

For the last two days I’ve combined ingredients to create a spiritual recipe for healing based on the first half of 2 Chronicles 7: 14. “If my people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then...

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Recipe for Healing, Part 2

Recipe for Healing, Part 2

Welcome back to this recipe for Healing Our Land. Yesterday, I introduced you to an analogy that goes along with 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If my people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I...

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Recipe for Healing, Part 1

Recipe for Healing, Part 1

In my last post, I shared how wonderful it would be if even ten percent of our population would pray in small groups for just ten minutes a day. We would send up three hundred million minutes of prayer! Every day! This week, I want to expand on that with several...

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