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Footprints in Chaos

Many of us love to pray or sing “Open my eyes, Lord, I want to see Jesus.” What we aren’t as quick to acknowledge is our expectation that the Jesus we see be accompanied by comfort, order and tranquility. Those … Continue reading

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How Does It Know to Celebrate?

I’m looking at this amazing plant. It is getting ready to explode with blossoms. The buds are pushing through the tips of the green leaves. I don’t see any frenzy in this activity. I don’t see any competition between the … Continue reading

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No More Lutefisk

My Aunt died this week. She was 91 years old and suffering with congestive heart failure.   It is not hard to engage the rational mind and say that this is a blessing, an evidence of the grace of God. … Continue reading

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Blue Velvet and Lace

I have been trying to simplify our house. This means that I am going through things and either giving away or tossing things that we will never need. (If you were to walk though our house today you would not … Continue reading

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Prison, Freedom and Christmas

I was seated in a pew waiting for the worship service to begin when I saw them walk into the sanctuary. They were a family of three made up of the father and his young adult son and daughter. I … Continue reading

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So, Then, What Child Is This?

A few days ago I wrote a blog letting you know I was given this title for a talk. I want today to let you know the outline I will use. I really believe God has led me in the … Continue reading

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A Prayer after Christmas

Good and Loving God, This year as I think about all the preparations for Christmas and then acknowledge that, for some, the hopes for the day could not be met, I am remembering the Garden of Eden. I am so … Continue reading

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