Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Unexpected Adventure of Parenting

    Gandalf: I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone. Bilbo: I should think so—in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use … Continue reading

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Why We Weep and Why We Hope

Death. Disease. Despondency. Everyone, Christian and non-Christian alike experiences, or eventually will experience, these things. One cannot live a day without hearing of mass violence around the globe due to ongoing wars, gang violence and natural disasters. What is the common factor here? Humanity. Scripture tells … Continue reading

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Overlooking An Offense

When was the last time someone offended you? What was your knee-jerk reaction in response to what was done? I remember one evening playing board games with my family and in the heat of the moment, everything was moving in … Continue reading

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The Pilate Conundrum

                As we gather together to celebrate Holy Week (Palm Sunday – Easter Sunday) and enjoy the Easter season we may also recall, with some introspection, Jesus’ trial before the Roman governor, Pilate. … Continue reading

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God’s Help in our Hardship

“Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God.”   Psalm 146:5 That word help is used forty-two times in the book of Psalms, more than any other book in the Bible. The … Continue reading

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