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Dangerous Assumptions

“While you did all this, I remained silent, and you thought I didn’t care.” Psalm 50:21   “The Lord isn’t looking,” they say, “and besides, the God of Israel doesn’t care.” (Psalm 94:7) It’s dangerous for an individual to make assumptions about God. And it’s dangerous for a nation to do so also. The two […]

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Hope With a Long Shelf Life

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20 NIV  In one of the most emotionally charged scenes in the entire Bible, we become the ‘fly on the wall’ and witness it firsthand. Joseph, now the second in command in […]

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Never Late … Never Early … On Time!

A people who live in the “not-enough-time, my-time-ran-out, if-I-can-find-the-time, isn’t-it-time-yet, where-did-the-time-go, don’t-think-I-have-time” … will always have difficulty understanding a God who operates in ‘the fullness of time.’ To us, “the fullness of time” usually denotes having enough of it. But there’s more to the issue than that. When Jesus entered this world it was ‘in […]

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Heaven-made Marriages?

    It is said that some marriages are made in heaven. Although poetic, it’s not true. Incubated in heaven, perhaps… but made right here on earth through: Sunlit days of hope and plans… Warm evenings of romance and intimacy… Dark nights of lonely separation… Endless loads of wash… First baby smiles and steps… Quickly grabbed […]

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The Birth of Joy

“When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!” Matthew 2:10 New Living Translation   Here’s to ubiquitous joy and unquenchable peace! The hurried dash to Bethlehem to register for the census would hardly have been labeled as joyous. Not with the baby already considered illegitimate by many.  And the overwhelming crowds and “No […]

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Christmas … Not a Grudge

  God made Christmas available. Our sins made it necessary. That’s the reality of Christmas that few celebrate. Even Christians don’t really get around to acknowledging the ‘why’ of the Virgin Birth until Good Friday. It’s the dark side of the holidays, if you will. We prefer to wrap ourselves in the lights, the beauty […]