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Without Excuse

1 As I stood before the rock wall many thoughts streamed through my head, each bearing an insight or question not of my own making. Spring water was seeping through cracks causing the rock face to glisten in the light from the sun in the eastern sky. Water and Light; always filling the dark voids

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The Idolatry of Happiness

From the title of this article you might assume that I am going to rail against happiness. That is certainly not my intention, rather my intention is to warn against the ever growing tendency to raise “happiness” to such a high level of importance that it turns into an idol. We commit idolatry when someone

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Hope In Our Suffering

Suffering is a part of everyone’s life. To be sure there are varying degrees of suffering and some people experience more suffering then others, but if there ever was a common human experience, suffering is it. The Bible is fully aware of this reality and includes many accounts of people who undergo times of difficulty,

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Abraham: A Life Of Faith

Abraham’s relationship with God is pointed too throughout the Old and New Testament as an example of what it means to live a life of faith. We often talk about faith in our churches, but sometimes the idea of faith and how we live it out can be difficult to process. Lets look at a

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Mary’s Song

Christmas is coming up really fast, and I realize, as I have gotten older that it can come with a lot of stress. There are travel plans that need to be arranged, gifts to be bought, baking to be done, and a whole list of stuff to do. It can become easy to get so

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God’s Message to Mary

Sometimes when we think Christmas and the nativity scene we can become distracted with the types of animals, the way it must have looked, and we adapt the image in our minds to fit with what we know or can relate to. Now this is not bad, but sometimes we become so enraptured with the

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Good News

The Good News Network is a website that was started back in 1997 that is geared toward providing good and uplifting news stories compared to the bad news that tends to dominate most news outlets. For instance some of the headlines this week featured a 13-year-old girl who landed a record-breaking backflip in her wheelchair.

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Ask, Seek, Knock

What would you wish for if you had three wishes that would be granted, a billion dollars, fame, health or long life? Or maybe something simpler like a new car or all your debts paid off? Or maybe you would wish for something broader like world peace or an end to world hunger? Those things

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