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A Book as Old as Time

A Book as Old as Time

Did you know The Hunger Games was first published 10 years ago? That’s getting pretty old, but not as old as Twilight, that is celebrating 13 years in publication. Sure both of those books have made a tremendous cultural impact in that time, but have they been nearly as significant as the now 21-year-old Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Harry is still a kid compared to our friends from Middle Earth. Fellowship of the Ring is closing in on retirement at 64-years-old while Bilbo’s original tale in The Hobbit is over 80!

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Saying No to Cookies

Saying No to Cookies

It happened. I put on my “fat shorts” and they were too tight. When we rolled from winter to spring to summer, I thought...

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When Doubt is a Good Thing

When Doubt is a Good Thing

Recently, I’ve spent far too many hours in various airports painfully watching a departure time creep further and further into the night. Not only...

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To the One We Trust

To the One We Trust

Alexander MacLaren’s brief yet dense exposition of Psalm 37:4, 5, 7 offers the following sequence – delighting in God, trusting Him, giving him everything...

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His Power is Made Perfect

His Power is Made Perfect

This past week, my family had an awful experience. We went on vacation, and our house got robbed. Burglarized. Broken into and violated and...

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Weeds

Weeds

Weeds always manifest themselves. They never hide beneath the earth and destroy in secret. They wreak havoc on gardens and choke the life out...

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The Case for VBS

The Case for VBS

If you didn’t grow up in the church, or didn’t go to church in the South, or at a church with a great children’s...

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Discipline in Disobedience

Discipline in Disobedience

“When you discipline a man with rebukes for sin, you consume like a moth what is dear to him; surely all mankind is a...

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Grief to Joy

Grief to Joy

On a recent trip to Boston, my party became patrons of one of the city’s most famous local coffee shops, Dunkin Donuts. My usual...

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An Apology

An Apology

As kids, we learn the importance of saying “I’m sorry”. As adults, most of us have forgotten the value of it. I was recently...

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