The Secret of Song

In the opening part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” we meet Bilbo Baggins.  He’s described as a little person who likes peace and quiet, laughter and food, as “all hobbits do.” Everything changed for him, however, when a wizard and a crowd of dwarfs showed up at his home. They...

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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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Our Horse, His Reins

I’ve never ridden a horse. And I don’t intend to get on one anytime soon. In fact, I often joke about saving my first horseback ride for the return of Christ. If I read the Scriptures rightly, the elect of God shall be gathered from the corners of Heaven and...

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Living Sacrifice, Reasonable Service

“Present your bodies as a living sacrifice. …” Paul wrote this statement in his letter to the Romans. He called this “holy, acceptable, and reasonable service.” How are we to serve the Lord? This great missionary and theological mind told readers that it starts with the body. A statement such...

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