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Non-Fiction Books that Expanded my Thinking

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As I wrote this post about non-fiction books during the middle of a pandemic, I realized that many of them took on deeper meaning. That’s the mark of a good book. Following are topics and the books that have expanded … Continue reading

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Escape to an Alternate Reality

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If you’re tired of the virus infected reality in which we’re living, here are a few good novels that will allow you to escape. A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline This was one of my favorite books … Continue reading

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Faith in Uncertain Times

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Normally this morning I would have read my Bible while enduring a half hour on my elliptical machine, hopped in the shower, grabbed a quick breakfast and driven to work in a rush. Not so today. Today, I spent some … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Another year. New experiences. Expanded knowledge. A baby granddaughter! Growing family. Curious challenges. Blessing upon blessing. The conclusion of 2019 brings the same thoughts and questions as every other year end: Where did the year go? For who and what … Continue reading

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Narratives We Live By

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What is the overarching narrative upon which you model your life? Many of us, consciously or not, run our lives according to the the American Dream. If we get a good education, work hard, save our money, then we will … Continue reading

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God is Working – Even if We’re Clueless

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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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Above the Confusion

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Confusion happens. When information doesn’t make sense, when both sides of a story are compelling or when there are too many options to make an easy choice possible, I’m confused. It takes me a while to sort through complexity, get the … Continue reading

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When the Culture Leads the Church

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Once in a while, the culture arrives at where the church should already have been. The evangelical church tends to characterize the culture as the enemy of truth, and that is accurate in many respects. The world is driven by … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Hope

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of forgiveness? I tend to think of people who have forgiven the impossible. Usually, we hear of such stories in the news, we marvel at it for … Continue reading

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Do Refugees Cost Too Much?

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Many Americans believe that refugees take jobs away from citizens who need them and take resources away from disadvantaged Americans. Is that true? I started to google “do refugees take our jobs?” and when I entered “do refugees…” the following … Continue reading

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