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Coffee Fast

Some time before the week is out, I plan to embark on a coffee fast. I am doing it in place of a food fast because the last several times I did food fasts, I experienced a great deal of weakness, … Continue reading

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Postcards From the Mohave

“My heart is stirred by a noble theme. My tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” –Psalms 45:1 The first time I read this verse, my jaw dropped. I had just finished going through an entire week without speaking

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Ten Talents

“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.”  –Matt. 25:23 I just had an epiphany: I am an obsessive collector. Furthermore, my tendency to collect … Continue reading

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Transformation

I said “Via con Dios” to a friend last month. After a year in Portland, John moved up to Vancouver, Washington to take a maintenance job at a mid-sized apartment complex. I didn’t want to see him go. For one … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Adversity

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. –Hebrews 12:7. Maturity in the Christian life comes slowly and painfully for some. Whether because of entrenched distortions in their thinking,

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Obedience

In spite of my unshakeable belief in the person of Christ, my Christian life has been a patchwork of successes and disappointments.  I have known both joy and tumult.  A number of crashing personal failures and regular emotional turbulence

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Fresh Blessings

I went out to the Columbia Sportswear warehouse this morning. It sits near the mouth of the Columbia River on the border with Washington State, receiving freight there along with a hundred other warehouses. The whole area is a huge … Continue reading

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