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Are You Sure You’re Alive?

I woke up in the middle of the night thinking of the contrast between life and death- not the funeral kind of death but the dead- man- walking- kind of dead- very much alive but on a path leading to death. All of humanity enters into the world in a spiritually dead state. We are […]

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Her Worst Fear Realized

She wasn’t a respectable woman, but she was needed. It felt good to be needed. The love she desired remained elusive. An encounter with a man’s temporary affection would have to do. Why did the officials find it necessary to publicly shame her when caught? Her self-condemnation cloaked her day in and day out. No […]

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Childlike Wonder

It’s Christmas season (my tree is already up and the candles are in the windows), and the  world expresses its readiness to capture a childlike sense of wonder. I recently heard a researcher express in a television interview that playing Christmas music at any time of year is actually beneficial because it connects you to […]

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Saints of God

The words saints in Psalm 132 drove me to a language study this morning, and one thing I especially love about Hebrew is it always directs you to the heart of God. To call someone a saint, we tend to think he/she has merit- has accomplished something by determination. But a saint would say the basis and […]

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God Reveals Himself

I stood at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the Spirit whispered, “Why do you like to be here?” I thought about my answer as I sat down on the beach and replied, “Because it shows me how small I am and I must be reminded of […]

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My Beloved St. John

I keep checking on reports coming out of the U.S. Virgin Islands. I’m so concerned for the people and the economy of St. John. The Caribbean is hurricane haven, so islanders are used to destruction caused by storms, but Irma delivered a crippling punch. The rebuilding process will require much patience. For now, the folks […]

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Seeking Good in the Aftermath of Destruction

Wide-scale destruction. Over the course of a week our eyes behold images of the ravaging path of hurricanes, flooding, fires, terrorists… We see so much suffering in our land and in our world. Unity is a virtue that shines brightly in the aftermath of destruction. Being negatively affected together unites us. The force of bonding […]

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