A Man, a Widow and a Painter

“…the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His temple…” (Malachi 3:1). It happened just as the prophet said it would. One ordinary day in Jerusalem, the most extraordinary Person ever born appeared. He did not stride in triumph. There were no trumpets announcing His presence. It was a still,...

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Carpenter, Dreamer, Husband, Man of God

Joseph the carpenter wanted to do the right thing, the gentle thing, the merciful thing. His betrothed, his wife-to-be, was found to be with child. Her pregnancy, by appearances, came out of order. He had not yet taken her to be his wife, and he certainly had not known her...

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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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