Is It a Voice or an Echo?

If, while you are listening to your pastor or maybe a preacher on TV, it doesn’t matter which, can you find at least one point, one precious jewel of truth? That is often the case for many. We listen to all kinds of messages and feel so special when we capture that “special” moment, that instant when we can slap our forehead and say, “Oh, yeah! That’s good!Continue reading

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One of the Tragedies of Faith

Before my disability came into full bloom, my greatest joy was going to church. Like the Psalmist, I would declare:

When they said, “Let’s go to the house ofGod,
    my heart leaped for joy!” (Psalm 122:1) Continue reading

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Credentials or Scriptures?

Here is a fascinating verse:

After they found out that Peter and John had no education or special training, they were surprised to see how boldly they spoke. They realized that these men had been with Jesus (Acts 4:13) Continue reading

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Being Sincere

I am sure that no one would be surprised to know that anyone can put on a show and act like a Christian. It is so easy. They don’t even need a special gift from God! Continue reading

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The “Plumbline” of Our Faith

In Charisma Magazine, Dawn Hill wrote:
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Some Realities to Consider

In his book, “A Grief Observed,” C.S. Lewis wrote:

[W]here is God? This is one of the most disquieting symptoms. When you are happy, so happy that you have no sense of needing Him, so happy that you are tempted to feel His claims upon you as an interruption, if you remember yourself and turn to Him with gratitude and praise, you will be — or so it feels — welcomed with open arms. But go to Him when your need is desperate when all other help is vain, and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double bolting on the inside. After that, silence. You may as well turn away. The longer you wait, the more emphatic the silence will become. There are no lights in the windows. It might be an empty house. Was it ever inhabited? It seemed so once. And that seeming was as strong as this. What can this mean? Why is He so present a commander in our time of prosperity and so very absent a help in time of trouble? Continue reading

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Passion

I have addressed this many times before, but recently, I was reminded how much I love people who are passionate about things. Some are passionate about sports — they know every player and every team; others, are passionate about hunting. A friend of mine is passionate about automobiles. He can recognize make and model, simply by looking at the grill! Granted, I don’t understand his passion, but he loves to talk about them whenever he can. Continue reading

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