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Basin Theology

Someone once put forth the idea of something he called “basin theology”. He explained it like this: “Remember what Pilate did when he had the chance to acquit Jesus? He called for a basin and washed his hands of the … Continue reading

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Hang In There!

Debra K. Johnson writes about the time her 7-year-old daughter wanted to take violin lessons. She took her daughter to a music store to rent an instrument. Hoping that the young girl would understand the importance of making a commitment to … Continue reading

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Self-Denial

Psalm 132:1 is an interesting verse—“Lord, remember David and all his self-denial.” The text goes on to recount how David put the Lord’s concerns above his own. Self-denial is a challenging concept. We are familiar with the teaching of Jesus … Continue reading

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Not An Easy Task

Alex Domokos shares the following story: “My mother cast one of her students as the innkeeper for the Christmas pageant. All the third grader had to do was tell Joseph, ‘There is no room at the inn.’ But during the … Continue reading

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A Loving Choice

Carrie DeKlyen chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer because she was pregnant with her sixth child, and the treatments most certainly would have ended her baby’s life. Carrie died Saturday, surrounded by family at University of Michigan … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Giving

Someone once pointed out that you can look at your breakfast of bacon and eggs to see a good example of the difference between commitment and sacrifice. The chicken was committed to providing for your breakfast. However, the pig was … Continue reading

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What Makes a Hero?

Senator John McCain returned to the Senate yesterday to cast a crucial vote in the on-going process to try to improve our nation’s failing health care system. This was McCain’s first appearance in the Senate since his recent surgery and … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Bam

Bam Adebayo played close to the basket the one year he spent with the University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team. He did not attempt a single shot from 3-point range. However, in his workouts leading up to tonight’s NBA … Continue reading

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That’s Commitment!

Actors and actresses will sometimes go to extreme measures to prepare for an upcoming role. Some have either gained or lost a tremendous amount of weight, putting their health at risk in the process. Others have learned a new language, … Continue reading

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No Turning Back

William Borden was an heir to the Borden dairy fortune. However, he chose to give up the pleasures of his position in order to go into full time Christian service. Upon graduation from high school in the early 1900s, William … Continue reading

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