Category Archives: Communion Meditations

The Hero of the Story

In her recent book, Didn’t See That Coming, Rachel Hollis tries to help her readers face traumatic events that were unforeseen and to begin to put their lives back together after their world has fallen apart. Among her many observations, … Continue reading

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Toddler’s World View

I saw a cute video the other day of some young children who have spent most of their lives living in the world of COVID-19. These toddlers were filmed walking up to anything that looked like a small box. Then … Continue reading

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The Thing about Sin

I am not sure we spend enough time thinking about sin, which is strange since it is all around us. We are so accustomed to experiencing other people’s sin–not to mention committing a few of them ourselves—that we are in … Continue reading

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We’re Famous!

The recent development of vaccines to combat COVID-19 has reminded some people of when Dr. Jonas Salk developed the vaccine for polio. As people began to receive the polio vaccine, Salk’s sons got caught up in the excitement. Five-year-old Jonathan … Continue reading

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The Value of a Speech

Janet Yellen, president-elect Joe Biden’s choice to be treasury secretary, had to file disclosure forms as part of her nomination. This process revealed that Yellen collected over $7 million in speaking fees from major financial firms and tech giants over … Continue reading

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The Rock

A few days ago a newsworthy event happened just a few miles up the road from where I live. A boulder suddenly declared its independence from the hillside to which it had long been safely attached. This massive rock rolled … Continue reading

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Burning Your Plow

The call of Elisha, recorded in 1 Kings 19:19-21, is an interesting story. The prophet Elijah invited Elisha to come and join him in his prophetic ministry. (This reminds us of how Jesus called his disciples to come and follow … Continue reading

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Blackberry Moments

In his book Unscripted, sports commentator Ernie Johnson Jr. talks about something that he calls “blackberry moments”. He tells about playing in a baseball game when he was about eight years old. A player on the opposing team hit a … Continue reading

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Give Him Our Attention

Little Dolly in The Family Circus is always getting her words mixed up. In the cartoon that appeared in the newspaper on December 21, 2020, Dolly was singing a familiar Christmas song in her own unique way—“Oh come let us … Continue reading

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Christmas Star

Yesterday, December 21, was the winter solstice. Last night was the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere—the longest night of a dark, dark year. But through the darkest of nights shone a brilliant light. Many are calling … Continue reading

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