Category Archives: Christian Living

Prepare for the Shock of Advent

The coming of Jesus confronts the most important beliefs of God’s people. It was true for the Jews, and it will likely be the same for Christians. Advent is a term used to speak about the coming of Jesus, which … Continue reading

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The Legendary Artist

Art has power beyond most other subjects or disciplines. In varying degrees, it has existed in every society throughout history. Art is comparable to the tip of the spear—one often stained in blood. There is coming a day when a … Continue reading

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Jesus Looks At The Way We Obey

It seems unthinkable that the Lord would reject Christians who claim faith in him and who do what he says to do, like sharing the great commission. Why would he do that? It is so unthinkable, that most churches teach … Continue reading

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According To Your Faith

Your faith may not be godly, no matter how sincere you might believe. As Scripture declares: “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but … Continue reading

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The Trick to Sustaining Unity

There are few desires greater to any group than getting along. There is not much point in gathering with others who are constantly back-stabbing, ridiculing each other, or experiencing in-fighting. Nations, clubs, churches, and families all need to find ways … Continue reading

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Drawing Your Line In The Sand

Everybody has a breaking point. There exists for every one of us a line in the sand—a barrier beyond which there can be no return. That line represents the uncompromising reality of who we are in our own minds. Those … Continue reading

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Blind to Blindness

As the saying goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Someone who is physically and completely disabled in their eyesight, knows they are blind, but when blindness is referenced as an analogy, it implies that a person doesn’t realize … Continue reading

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Immortal Jelly

Creation exists, in part, to make us reflect on God: that includes contemplating jellyfish. I came across an article on a curious scientific discovery (www.bbcearth.com/blog/?article=the-animal-that-lives-forever). Apparently several types of jellyfish can grow, age, and mature, then when in danger of … Continue reading

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Talented vs Gifted

Measuring excellence is a tricky business. It assumes that the one doing the measuring is especially skilled at recognizing the difference between what is normal and what is extraordinary. In a sense, it takes talent to identify talent, but when … Continue reading

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Work: The Blessed Curse

In many respects, work is a necessary evil. It demands participation by nearly every person throughout history, permanently deforms many backs and hands, distorts relationships and divides families, returns less monetary value than the blood and sweat equity most pour … Continue reading

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