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Faith that Makes Mountain’s Tremble…

Faith makes mountain’s tremble. That’s what the spiritual master said. “For sure, I tell you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to over there,’ and it would move over. You will be able to do anything” (Matthew 17:20). Note the following three things…and then, […]

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Christianity is Alive and Well

Christianity is alive and well. My guess is, you were not expecting that. Admittedly, I do write often about what’s gone wrong in the Church…within Christianity. But there is much about which I hope…I exult…I find cause for celebrating. I was inspired to think about this today after reading John Pavlovitz’ devotional reflections at his […]

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How Do You Define Faith?

Define Faith Today I was asked, “How do you define faith?” I’m not sure you can. Isn’t it a little like trying to define God? Whatever you say about God is either wrong or woefully insufficient. Which is why, even when the New Testament writer says, “God is love,” (1 John 4:8) he is both […]

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Real Fear…and, the “Other” Kind

Real Fear (and, the Other Kind) There are two kinds of fear…real fear and…well…the other kind. Real fear is familiar to everyone. It’s the body’s natural reaction to a threat. It’s the immediate and natural physical reaction to anything, or anyone, that threatens your life… It’s what you feel when you slam on your brakes, […]

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On the Meaning of Faith…

The Meaning of Faith Faith: What is faith? Content? Doctrines of our church? The stuff you believe? The stuff we believe? What the Church believes? What our church believes? Your beliefs? Their beliefs? Our beliefs? Which is it? Maybe none of the above. Faith may be less about “content” and more about “conduct”? Not as […]

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Forgive Yourself

Forgive Yourself Forgive yourself. Hm. That’s not what we normally talk about, is it? It’s usually about asking for forgiveness or seeking someone else’s forgiveness. And then, there’s that sticky problem of what you are to do when you say to someone, “I have wronged you. I am sorry. Please forgive me,” and they don’t? […]

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Peace of Mind? How Will I Ever Find It?

Stress is caused, is it not, by the internal dialogue – the incessant mental noise – that expresses itself in words and attitudes such as, “This should not be happening.” Peace of Mind I wrestle with this almost daily. There are many things that come into my life that are unwanted. Do you ever have […]

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Life is a Puzzle, Isn’t It?

Pam, my spouse, loves puzzles. This is one of her latest. I’m pretty sure she got this one to put together alongside Charlie and Mason, two of our grandchildren. As you can see, it is assembled enough now to tell it’s a picture of the ocean and its varied sea creatures. I don’t have much […]

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