Category Archives: Christian Witness

God is Working – Even if We’re Clueless

Recently I’ve had several conversations about the state of our country that have ended with a bewildered shrug. We clearly see a problem or concern, but the answer seems impossible.  No one knows what to do about it. The conversation … Continue reading

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Church in a Diner

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A friend of mine posted the following on Facebook, and she gave me permission to share it with you. God is working at all times, in all places, and maybe, if we raise our sights to notice, he will work … Continue reading

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Inconvenient Faith

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Sometimes my husband and I go to church on Saturday night because it is more convenient than Sunday morning. Sometimes I ignore a plea for volunteer service because it would be inconvenient. Of course, we have the freedom to go … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Refugees

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Refugees were big news a couple months ago, but unfortunately the national discussion has moved on. President Trump has decided that there will be fewer refugees allowed into the U.S. this year. Last year the number of refugees was 110,000; this year it … Continue reading

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Two Qualities of the Early Church That We Should Pursue Today

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The church, made up of Jesus’ followers, is his body on earth. It has been brilliant and influential at times, weak at other points in history, and increasingly divided over the years. Amazingly, the imperfect church is still God’s designated witness, his hands … Continue reading

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An Alternative to Presidential Politics

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The demoralized and polarized political environment in the United States is getting more bizarre by the moment.  Donald Trump spouts off about anything and everything, except his actual plans, and continues to win primaries.  I don’t get it.  Bernie Sanders advocates socialism, and … Continue reading

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How to Overcome

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Jesus dictated words to seven ancient churches through John in the book of Revelation.  Each dictation, “to the angel of the church in…,” begins with the phrase “These are the words of…”, describes commendations and warnings for the church, and ends … Continue reading

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Terrorism, Refugees, and the Bible

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The news out of Paris over the weekend was horrifying.  Deliberate and brutal killing of innocents by terrorists is something that will never make sense to me.  I can’t get my head around it. One of the results is that fear … Continue reading

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Questions about God and Evil

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If God is loving and all powerful, why does he allow evil?  Where is God when bad things happen to good people? Fair questions. For many people, suffering, especially that of innocents, is grounds for doubting the love, power or even the existence of … Continue reading

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Called to be Object Lesson of God’s Redeeming Love

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My family once took a trip to Washington DC, and we took in all the monuments, memorials, and museums that we had time for.   There was only one problem; our youngest son had the flu.  His illness manifested itself progressively throughout the … Continue reading

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