Category Archives: Faith

The Colt

I don’t expect you to believe what I’m about to tell you. I’m still not sure what to make of it myself. But there is no denying the reality of what happened. My family has been breeding donkeys for generations, … Continue reading

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A Pointed Reminder

I just got corrected by God. It wasn’t a harsh correction. To the contrary, my own conscience supplied all the bite. A member of my family came forward to apologize for hurtful things he has done and said. I admit, … Continue reading

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Portable Sunshine

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen.” –Hebrews 11:1  It’s a beautiful day. I’m gritting my teeth as I write this. Declaring this day beautiful is roughly the equivalent of looking around … Continue reading

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Cosmic Lifeguard

I nearly drowned when I was four. I remember that it was a warm summer day. Life was still so simple and magical then. Those early memories come back in gauzy bursts, like sun-drenched bits of footage from 1950s films … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Faith

A friend of mine has apparently abandoned his Christian faith and is embracing Judaism. He has begun learning Hebrew and is consuming all kinds of pro-Judaism apologetics. He is half Jewish by birth and is teaching his sons Hebrew and … Continue reading

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Double-Mindedness

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is … Continue reading

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Covenant

cov-e-nant 1 : a usually formal, solemn, and binding agreement : COMPACT 2 a : a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action. –Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

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Trading Places

In the 1983 film Trading Places, two rich old brothers get into an argument about heredity versus environment. Eager to resolve their disagreement, they decide to use their vast resources to take two human lives and switch them outright. The … Continue reading

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Absentee Landlord?

“God [set the earth’s inhabitants in place] so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.”  –Acts 17:27 One of the most formidable obstacles to robust … Continue reading

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At the End of the Day

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” –2 Corinthians 4:17  In the past, I have often suspected a bit of negativity when I hear someone ask Jesus to come back soon.

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