Look Deeper

mans reflection in shard of glass

The longer most of us live, the more aware we are that what appears correct at first glance is not always so.  It’s almost comical to remember how certain we were of “facts” in our youth that we presently know as false or at least “spin.”  That is probably why…

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So Hard, Yet So Good

Wife begging and angry husband

Few things commanded by God confound us as much as the issue of forgiveness.  Jesus specifically taught on the subject many times, highlighting it in His instruction to His disciples on how to pray; what we call The Lord’s Prayer.  With a paralytic, He elevated the act of forgiving above…

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Challenged To Listen

girl with fingers in ears

Many of us empathize with Martha who felt dumped upon when Jesus and 12 disciples visited her home at mealtime, and her sister, Mary, did nothing to help.  From Martha’s perspective, Mary seemed to ignore the obvious and chose to allow Martha to shoulder the responsibility of all the preparations,…

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It’s Too Hard

person rolling stone uphill

How many times have we lost a glorious opportunity because the road to achievement just seemed to be too hard?  Mankind has a lot of company in this area.  One historical example is the nation of Israel, led by Moses out of Egyptian captivity, only to falter in taking possession…

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Making Sense of Senselessness

woman in kharkiv

Wherever we see people subjugating other people, evil is at work.  Man has orchestrated and perpetuated this practice throughout time to achieve his selfish and prideful goals: dominance of one nation over another through war, dominance of one people over another through slavery, dominance of one thought over another through…

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How Badly Do You Want It?

woman football player

Regardless of whether we’re football fans or not, most of us have seen exciting, dramatic plays at the goal line.  I’m always thrilled when the ball carrier sacrifices his body by becoming an airborne projectile that crashes through all opposition to a hard landing in the end zone.  Touchdown!! I…

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Prepare To Meet Your Maker

man climbing mountain

In old movies with battles depicting fierce hand-to-hand combat, the warrior preparing to deliver a death-blow to his opponent would dramatically proclaim, “Prepare to meet your Maker!”  Moses proclaimed the same message – but with different words and intent — to the Israelites he had led out of Egypt to…

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God Calls Nobodies

man looking at smartphone in the dark

No one studying Moses would consider him a “nobody”.  Acts 7:20-22 states that even at his birth, “he was no ordinary child,” which prompted his mother to disobey Pharaoh’s order to drown all Hebrew baby boys in the Nile.  When Pharaoh’s daughter discovered Moses in his waterproof basket among the…

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