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‘Sunning Ourselves in the Smiles of God’

A boy stood on a windy hillside, flying a kite. He continued to release the string of the kite and it went higher and higher until it was completely out of sight. One of his friends walked up and asked … Continue reading

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An Eternal Perspective

The apostle Paul wrote, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NIV). The troubles we face don’t seem light or momentary. They feel heavy and often … Continue reading

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Limits of Mental Illness

Mental illness is so limited, It cannot cripple love,  It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode our faith. It will never destroy peace. It cannot. It will never kill friendship,  It cannot suppress memories.  It cannot invade the soul. It … Continue reading

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I Want Home

‘Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”                                                                                   Jeremiah 32:17, ESV “One should go to sleep as homesick passengers do, … Continue reading

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Staring Down Death

“In the long run, we are all dead.”  —John Maynard Keynes “Are you afraid to die? Remember that for a child of God, death is only a passing through to a wonderful new world…”  —Corrie Ten Boom The idea of … Continue reading

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Poetry of the Broken

Last Saturday I purchased a wonderful find at Powell’s Books (Portland, Oregon’s own homegrown new and used bookstore) – a used book called “Invisible Light: Poems about God” – for only $4.50. And it is in excellent condition. It is … Continue reading

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Mannequin Logic

For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were … Continue reading

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