An Invitation to Trust

No one expected our lives to be so decisively disrupted by a killer virus that has altered most everything – at least for the unforeseen future. Just a month ago, we were looking forward to spring sports, the final stretch of the school year, graduations, trips, etc. Could we have imagined the current state of…

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A New Revelation is Coming!

In our present worldwide pandemic, Exodus 6 offers an incredible message of hope for the people of God. The LORD tells Moses He revealed Himself to the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, by the name “El Shaddai,” but He did NOT reveal Himself to them as the LORD or Yahweh as He was now doing…

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From Wonder to Wisdom

I wonder whether Dante knew, when he first beheld Beatrice, that her beauty would shape his life so powerfully; that it would inspire him, first, to write La Vita Nuova; and, finally, to write his great magnum opus, La Divina Commedia. I also wonder whether Augustine, when he chanced upon Cicero’s Hortensius in the course of his…

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One Miraculous Christmas

ONE MIRACULOUS CHRISTMAS: A Prescription for eradicating “Bah Humbug” During a recent visit to Mississippi, my family and I stopped for breakfast at a popular restaurant in my home town. After a satisfying culinary refueling, I arose from the table with ticket in hand and proceeded toward the cash register—unaware that a grand reunion lay…

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What is Your “One Thing?”

We sometimes forget that all our activity—at home, work, church, and school—is to be done not on our own efforts but by God’s grace. And that is not merely a fine-sounding theological concept—it is practical and relevant to our day-to-day lives. God graciously gives us grace for some things but not for everything; so, when…

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The Problem of Change

If you were to talk to a Navy Seal about endurance, he would likely tell you that very often when you feel like you are completely spent and cannot go any further, you are only at 40% capacity. In other words, you still have 60% of your capacity left, even though you might not feel…

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Fun at the Expense of Others

My wife and I learned the hard way that Christian schools don’t always provide a safe-haven against ostracism, gone-too-far teasing, and, of course, bullying. Despite daily classroom prayers, Bible lessons, and openly displayed crosses, our children discovered first-hand how cruel and insensitive their fellow classmates could be.   These perpetrators of pain were not street kids but regulars at Sunday School and…

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Handwriting is Not a Lost Art

Any school that cares about academic achievement should care about handwriting. With the introduction of technology in the classroom has come a raging debate over whether spending time on penmanship—especially cursive penmanship—is still a good use of students’ and teachers’ time. I get it. In an age where almost every student has access to a…

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God’s Purpose for Sex: Sex Demonstrates Faithfulness

Let’s continue our seven-part series on the “Purpose for Sex.” Read Part 1: Sex is Worship Read Part 2: Sex is about Intimacy When I participate in sex God’s way, it is an opportunity to experience intimacy with my spouse. When I experience this type of deep soul intimacy with my spouse, I am reflecting the…

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