The Spirit and Family Dynamics

“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and their contentions are like the bars of a castle”  (Proverbs 18:19) This phrase from Proverbs says much about family dynamics. Bad things do happen among relatives. And the Bible is not shy in its exposition of the...

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Where God Dwells

How amiable are your tabernacles! O Lord of hosts (Psalm 84:1). The place where God dwells must be a lovely place, right? The word “tabernacles” stirs in our mind images of holy places with holy things. Toward the end of Exodus, we read of the Tabernacle patterned by the Lord...

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Needed: Lives That Inspire

Hezekiah came to the throne of Judah after an intense season of idolatry had gripped the nation. His predecessor, Ahaz, “shut up the doors of the house of God, and he made himself altars in every corner of Jerusalem” (2 Chronicles 28:24). Enemies came and destroyed towns and carried people...

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Cloaked in a Mystery

“Hands on, do it yourselfers, and MacGyver determination” seems to be he attitude of the day.  Our best efforts are to work something, until it works out. Webster’s dictionary defines pragmatism as “an approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their...

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