If He’s Not the Reason, Then…

angry santa

A number of years ago the phrase, “Jesus is the Reason for the Season,” became popular for Christmas cards, plaques, ornaments and the like.  It has now been around long enough to become trite to some, and to receive only casual nods from others.  Spiritual detractors of Christmas argue that Jesus wasn’t born in December,…

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The Cure for Negativity

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Sometimes it seems there is not much to be happy about these days.  COVID variations still threaten people world-wide, US mandates threaten freedoms and livelihoods, and the unrest that follows threatens peace and security in families.  Anxiety and depression are at peak levels.  Many believe that finding a cure for this pandemic is the way…

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How the Elect Are Deceived

The nature of deception is that you don’t know you are being deceived.  So how do you deal with something you don’t know is there??  When deception finally comes to light, the reaction ranges from shock to anger to hurt, all accompanied by feelings of helplessness.  Nevertheless, we can learn from the experience.  The Star…

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Fighting the Current

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Paddling white water is one of the most exhilarating experiences I know. My love of navigating challenging waters began in childhood on the large creek flowing through our farm. Through the years I mastered a wooden flat-bottom boat, a rowboat, a canoe, and finally a kayak. With each boat, it was necessary to be able…

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Get Wisdom

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Take the jab, versus don’t.  Wear a mask, versus not.  Defund the police, versus support them.  Teach critical race theory, versus American history.  Increase government spending, versus balance the budget.  These polarizing issues simply go on and on.  Each side is animated and absolutely convinced they are right.  But where is wisdom? King Solomon’s Proverbs…

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Pushing and Shoving

Only on the football field and in other contact sports is pushing and shoving considered appropriate behavior. Otherwise, responsible parents teach their children to be considerate of others and to wait their turns. While you can visit any playground and find kids that have yet to master that lesson, most of the children are behaving…

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Discerning Truth

We live in the information age where we can look up most anything by speaking into our phones.  That instant gratification generally has us more focused on getting answers than in taking the time to vet the answers, or their sources.  If the answer seems plausible, that is usually good enough. For those who do…

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A Moment of Decision

Early Israelite history recapped in the book of Deuteronomy is a fascinating study of God’s instruction and care for one nation that He selected to be His light to other nations.  He demonstrated His love and provision starting with their deliverance out of slavery in Egypt through the 40 years of wandering in the desert. …

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