Finding the Way to Forgiveness

Joseph was a man done wrong. His brothers, in a fit of jealousy, threw him into a pit. He was Daddy Jacob’s favorite and these men were tired of him, and the fancy coat of many colors he had been given to wear. To make matters worse, this young man...

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Hanging

“The world? “The world is not interested in us. Today everything is possible, even the crematoria…” His voice broke. Father, I said, “If that is true I don’t want to wait. I’ll run into the electrified barbed wire. That would be easier than a slow death in the flames.” “…everyone...

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The Commandment That Cuts to the Heart

“Thou shalt not covet.” It’s Commandment No.10, the last in the list in Exodus 20. Its place at the end of the list does nothing to diminish its significance, however. This commandment carries a breadth and scope that touches everything about us. It’s a rule about our wants and how...

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The Father and His Two Sons

Cold, bitter, unforgiving, lost. This is how I would describe the elder brother in Jesus’ story of a father and his two sons.  But I don’t think he stayed that way. We have come to call this the Parable of the Prodigal Son. But there’s a whole family dynamic that...

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Balm for Bitterness

Ruth came out of Moab, a nation with a strange and despicable origin. This people group’s ancestry reached back to Lot and the days after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the midst of his family’s escape from the fire fall, Lot’s wife lagged behind and turned her gaze...

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