Category Archives: Christian Living

No More Denial

Her impish face was adorable. I so wanted to play this game she’d made up. “Hold these,” she chirped, and handed me three pine cones. I don’t even know where she got pine cones in Houston, Texas. I hadn’t seen … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Panic

It’s been an inconvenience for me, this stay-at-home situation. I want to go out to eat at a restaurant. I don’t want my office to be in my spare bedroom. I want to zip to the store for an item … Continue reading

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The Flower Fades

Summer is my favorite season, but spring is a close second. If lilacs lasted longer, spring would easily take first place. But lilacs fade so soon after blooming. Their intoxicating scent is fleeting. Their vibrant purples whither to brown. If … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life Broken for Us

Today is Maundy Thursday, the day we remember the Last Supper, when Jesus instituted the sacrament of communion, declaring the bread was His body broken for us. A number of years ago I wrote this recipe for Redemption and the … Continue reading

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Intercession and Hope

Everyone experiences difficulties in life. It can be the loss of a job, an illness that never seems to end, a broken marriage and a broken heart, not being able to make ends meet, a physical or verbal attack by … Continue reading

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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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