Monthly Archives: November 2012

Though Your Footprints Were Not Seen

When facing problems that won’t leave, God is still near. An otherwise unknown author named Asaph wrote a Psalm reflecting the darkness that sometimes afflicts the human heart. He opens his poem by writing the following: I cried out to … Continue reading

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But It’s Against the Rules

Consider the story of Rahab in Joshua 2:1-21 and 6:25. According to the Bible, Rahab the harlot does what’s right, even though she broke the rules. God had rescued the Israelites from Egypt after afflicting the Egyptians with a series … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

The Ten Commandments are well known in the sense that just about everyone has heard of them. But most of us would be hard pressed to rattle off all ten. Likely we’d hit a few, such as the ones against … Continue reading

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Hamas

I’ve run across people who make odd statements regarding the current war Israel is waging against the terrorist organization Hamas in Gaza. I’ve read phrases such as “war accomplishes nothing. Killing doesn’t change anything except perhaps to engender more anger … Continue reading

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Thief of Life

It came upon her slowly, stealing away every bit of happiness. It didn’t steal her personality in one grand break-in, like a thief arriving while you’re away at work and emptying your house. Instead, it stole a chair one morning. … Continue reading

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Castor Oil

I wrote a novel a few years ago called The Wrong Side of Morning. The title describes the fact that in this day-to-day experience of existence we are living somewhere past midnight, but before the dawn. As Christians we look … Continue reading

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Biblical Family Values

When I hear talk about “biblical” family values, the words from the movie Princess Bride roll through my mind: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Biblical family values? The Bible … Continue reading

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An Imagined Conversation

The United States is an interesting place, said God. I like it. But why? You are a really strange group of people; but you’re very nice. Nice? Isn’t that a bit, well, imprecise? Not at all. It’s very particular. Consider. … Continue reading

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It’s Okay to Feel Bad

I get the impression from some Christians that if I am not always smiling, always cheerful, always feeling on top of the world, that somehow I’m sinning. We’ve all heard the old story now, about the man who went to … Continue reading

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The Little Ice Age

Climate is a complex thing. It undergoes periodic shifts. Surprisingly, even very slight changes in overall temperature can have significant impact on the daily lives of ordinary people. This can be easily illustrated by what is known as the Little … Continue reading

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