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A living Christ

This devotional spoke to me this morning, in my sleeplessness: The women were terribly frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? — Luke 24:5 NET A DYING Christ alone, will not satisfy your heart. While you praise the […]

📅 6 April, 2020 | Scritto da

Purpose once again

Can you find yourself somewhere in the quote below? Probably, we all can. The experiences of life can often be crushing. But God can make us stand. He can make us whole. He gives us purpose, joy, and life. There are a lot of things in life that rob us of joy and purpose. Sin […]

📅 4 April, 2020 | Scritto da

Reasons for celebration

Whatever good system the founding fathers of America established is hardly, if at all, recognizable today. “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are no longer American values, except for a twisted version of the last one. Today is not a day of celebration. It ought to be of mourning. Christians are thankful to have […]

📅 4 July, 2019 | Scritto da

Laptop closed for two days

Two days without opening up my laptop. Must be an all-time record. I did check email on the iPad, watch notices flow by (without response) on the smartphone, but no serious engagement with anyone. Motive: a bug in the old organic system called the body. Not completely conquered as of today, but at least said […]

📅 23 June, 2019 | Scritto da

So what about Jesus’ family?

Here in the Urbanova congregation this is the month of the family, for our messages. Last Sunday, on that first couple to be created. Today, the roles of husband and wife. So that people don’t freak out, on the 23rd, we’ll talk about Jesus’ physical family. What should I say about them? Much font search […]

📅 9 December, 2018 | Scritto da

Tomorrow a city holiday

Tomorrow is a city holiday, so it’s the beginning of a long weekend for many folks here. I’ve worked out at the gym three days this week, so I’ve gotten my minimal time in. Minimal by my mind’s measure. If all goes well tomorrow afternoon, I’ll have taught three Bible studies since Wednesday. Plus other […]

📅 27 July, 2018 | Scritto da

Times are when

Times are when we must work in the fog, and slog through the mud, having only a general sense of the right direction and little notion of progress.

📅 12 July, 2018 | Scritto da

Life questions and answers

From Cory C.’s blog. Quite a worthy read.

📅 14 April, 2018 | Scritto da

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