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The Whole Message of This New Life

How would you verbally communicate the entire message of your Christian life to a group of strangers? Describing your life chronologically, vocationally, spiritually, relationally or all four sounds more like the pages of a memoir than a speech. It’s overwhelming. … Continue reading

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very un-2020-like New Year!

The year 2020 has become the subject of sadly resonant jokes and funny cartoons. My Far Side loving family got a kick out of the neighborhood ice cream truck that had been changed to a liver and onions truck. Two … Continue reading

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Covid and a Muted Sample of Eternity

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My husband and I just came out of a two week Covid-fog, so the first two weeks of Advent, already offbeat due to the pandemic, were spent sitting in recliners under blankets while waiting for the next symptom to appear. … Continue reading

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God Breaks into Human History

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When the Iron Curtain in Berlin came down peacefully in 1989 after years of oppression, I thought this must be the hand of God. Communism had seemed like firmly held domination, and I was stunned to watch that wall physically … Continue reading

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This Thanksgiving

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This Thanksgiving will be different. Tables will be smaller. Too many gatherings will be missing an individual who is struggling with Covid, or worse. Many people will be alone on a day on which they would much rather be with … Continue reading

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Seeking Security

David Brooks’s essay in The Atlantic, “America is Having a Moral Convulsion,” describes America as a far less trusting society than it was twenty-five years ago. As I think about my own sense of trust in government, institutions and media, … Continue reading

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How’s Your Vision?

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Michael May hadn’t seen anything since the age of three after being blinded in a chemical explosion. He adjusted well, married, had children, took up skiing and founded a business. One day, Michael accompanied his wife to her optician as … Continue reading

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Finding Rest During a Pandemic

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When most of your days are spent at home, are the lines blurred between rest and other activities. Does it matter? This pandemic has played havoc with our rest; we are out of balance. Those who are driven to work … Continue reading

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A Time to be Silent

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It’s surreal walking into a grocery store – one of the few places I walk into these days – and observe everyone covering their mouths and noses with a mask. I don’t find it odd anymore. Masks are necessary, but … Continue reading

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A Lament

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It was a rainy day. Skimming the headlines, I quickly realized the newspaper was going to make it gloomier. When I sat down to read my Bible I decided to read Lamentations. It seemed appropriate. Lamentations is a short book … Continue reading

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