Now That They’re Gone

Christmas will not be the same “Cast down, but not destroyed.” Paul’s words to the Corinthian Church ring in our ears, but distress or despair wait to overtake us. Our family member has gone home to be with the Lord. It was just yesterday and now its holiday time — Christmas...

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Santa Claus

A Christian Zealot Santa Claus is a legend born in centuries of imagination, but his origins take us back to a 4th century holy man whose fervor and generosity characterized him as a Christian zealot. Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra, was born during the persecutions of Diocletian in what is...

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Mosaic Law; the Good and Bad of it

  Fatal to sanity What is lawlessness but a conscience-seared? — a moral staple of psychological human-hood denied and burnt to a crisp. The part which approves or disapproves us, accuses or excuses us, or simply gives an account of oneself; conscience; has been rendered kaput by artificial casting off restraints?...

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Two Men

1 Corinthians 6:7 Even to have such lawsuits with one another is a defeat for you. Why not just accept the injustice and leave it at that? Why not let yourselves be cheated? Living Bible Luke 6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the...

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Extracting the Sweetness

Spared the Heartache? We can’t dismiss the need for discipline, focus, enduring in times when things seem to be quite impossible. We will have many moments overwhelmed, many occasions of pain and disgust. We will not be spared the heartache. We will not find easy fixes for these times. My...

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