Category Archives: Christian Living

Willing to Empathize

The words sympathy and empathy are, according to the dictionary, synonyms. Many people use them interchangeably, but they don’t mean exactly the same thing. I can sympathize with pretty much anyone if I want to, but there are many people … Continue reading

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Older and Wiser

When it comes to books of the Bible, I’m not a huge fan of 1 and 2 Chronicles because it seems so repetitive. These two books basically “chronicle” (hence the name) the reigns of the various kings of Israel and … Continue reading

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Cast All Your Anxiety on Jesus

Fear and worry are common in our society, today more than ever. Given the current global pandemic, fear is etched on many faces. But fear is nothing new. We simply have a new thing to fear. Even without the threat … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Favorite Psalm?

Probably the best known Psalm in the Bible is Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want . . .” And I do like this Psalm. I particularly like the part that says “Even though … Continue reading

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Don’t Focus on the Light and Momentary

One of my favorite Bible passages during troubled times is 2 Corinthians 4:16-18: Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles … Continue reading

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A Prayer for What’s Best

C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite Christian authors. It can take some thought to get the point he is making in some of this writings, but the wisdom that I gain is well worth the effort. In Letters to … Continue reading

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The Art and Joy of Continual Prayer

Brother Lawrence once wrote: “There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.” That’s easy for a monk to say. What did Brother Lawrence have to do … Continue reading

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God’s Crazy Plan—It Just Might Work

Joshua 5:13 – 6:27 is titled “The Fall of Jericho.” It’s a fairly familiar story. All of Israel had just crossed the Jordan River to take Jericho, as God had instructed Joshua. Many scholars believe that the commander of the … Continue reading

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The Best Defense

All of mankind has a problem. Every one of us has broken the law in one way or another during our lives. The Bible puts it this way, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” … Continue reading

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Holding Fast to Faith, Hope, and Love

I don’t fully understand all that happens in life. I don’t understand why cancer is so prevalent. I don’t understand why sports figures, actors, and corporate CEOs make millions of dollars while those who seem to contribute more to society … Continue reading

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