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Offering Hope

Years ago a submarine was accidently rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately, trapping its entire crew at the bottom of the ocean. Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but all attempts ended … Continue reading

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Time Spent Searching

In Gretchen Rubin’s book, “Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness”, she suggests that the average American spends 55 minutes looking for lost items every day. If that statistic is correct, it shows that … Continue reading

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Overhearing the Gospel

Yesterday I wrote about how my family and friends worshiped together on a Sunday morning while on a 7-day cruise. What I didn’t tell you was that we were on a balcony that was off of one couple’s room. It … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not to Tell?

In the first chapter of Mark’s gospel, Jesus heals a man with leprosy and says, “See that you don’t tell this to anyone…” (v.44). However, v.45 says, “Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As … Continue reading

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Warning!

My wife and I built a house in the country and moved in almost three years ago. About 150 feet from our back door is a railroad track with a farm crossing. For the first two-and-a-half years, the trains did … Continue reading

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Completing the Work

Leonardo da Vinci had started painting on a large canvas in his studio. Then he suddenly stopped working, the painting still unfinished, and summoned one of his students to come forward and complete the work. The student protested that he … Continue reading

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All She Wanted to Talk About

On the ride home from church one Sunday, a father asked his young daughter, “How was Sunday School class today?” “It was fine.” “Who was your teacher?” “I don’t remember her name, but she must have been Jesus’ grandmother because … Continue reading

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Warning Signal

The railroad crossing about a mile from my house has a warning signal with flashing lights and mechanical arms that come down when a train is approaching. This warning signal malfunctioned recently. The lights were flashing and the arms were … Continue reading

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Proclaiming Jesus

I remember hearing a minister talk about the time he was asked to preach the funeral of a famous baseball player. At first he was intimidated by the task, knowing that the funeral would be attended by many great baseball … Continue reading

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Unlikely Spokesperson

In 2013, Bill Hader was hired to be the commercial voice of “Mr. Peanut”. Ironically, Hader was chosen for the role despite having a severe peanut allergy! To say the least, he was an unlikely spokesperson for peanuts. God has … Continue reading

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