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The Kindness of God

A close friend sent me an article that posed the question: Does our sin prevent the Holy Spirit from moving in our lives? The question is a difficult one. The answer is bound to lie somewhere between two cultural extremes. … Continue reading

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Trust

I just finished watching The Impossible, a new film in which a youngish couple played by Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts have brought their three boys to Indonesia and settled into a coastal bungalow just in time for the 2004 … Continue reading

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Unconditional Surrender

It was around 10 pm when Bill’s headlights swept through my yard and across the front of the house as he was turning into the driveway. He couldn’t pull all the way in since I was already halfway down the … Continue reading

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Accidental Blessings, Part 3

I made a new friend at the Vancouver Goodwill last week. I was taking care of some dull piece of business at the counter when an employee I had never met, Greg, came by and noticed my tee shirt. I … Continue reading

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A Christmas to Remember

It almost didn’t happen. When I first got the Christmas caroling bug in 2001, I had no inkling of the obstacles I would have to surmount to make my vision happen. For various reasons, the American custom of Christmas caroling … Continue reading

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Apple For the Teacher

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” –Henry Brooks Adams A chance round of e-mails kicked off by an old friend has put me back in touch with one of my very favorite high school English … Continue reading

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Accidental Blessings

“Coincidence is when God acts anonymously.” –Unknown “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

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