Monthly Archives: March 2016

Grace Is Winning

Her Saturday morning text gave the final verdict. She had been sick all week, and there was no way she could teach on Sunday morning. “I’m so sorry to fail you and the church,” she added. I have to confess … Continue reading

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Never Wasted

I know your deeds and your toil and yourperseverance . . . (Revelation 2:2) Sacrifice. No one knows how its claws can tear the soul like the one who for decades gave up a dream, a life, a goal, a … Continue reading

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What We Remember

Have you ever been on top of a volcano?  If not, you should put it on your bucket list. Standing on top of Volcan Osorno, you can look out at the expanse of Lago Llanquihue, as sky blue stretches down … Continue reading

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Into Thy Hands . . .

Good Friday. Jesus is on the cross. Crucified at 9AM, it is now 3PM. Six hours. Crucified prisoners often lasted much longer than the six hours Jesus hung between heaven and earth. That’s why when Joseph asked Pilate if he … Continue reading

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Acting a Fool Is a Full-Time Occupation

My paternal grandfather’s favorite holiday was April 1. He would spend months putting together some trick to fool either a family member or a friend. Both were assessable to his “tricks.” He could read a person and within a few … Continue reading

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One last glimpse of liquid gold sunshine disappearing behind the mountain peaks visible through my living room windows told me it was late afternoon. With a sigh, I rose from my comfortable spot on the couch to answer the phone. … Continue reading

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It’s Good Friday, but Sunday’s a comin’

For those who follow the church calendar Good Friday is a special day, one of the high religious days among many Christians. Personally, I think it is a good one to remember and celebrate. Overall, apart from a few exceptions, … Continue reading

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Will the Fat Lady PLEASE sing?

We find ourselves once again in another political cycle. I call it a political cycle because everything is going around in circles. Each cycle seems to get bigger and bigger. For instance. One day a politician will say one thing … Continue reading

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Tread Lightly in that Sacred Area

Dr. James L. Snyder Right up front let me say that in no way am I superstitious (knock-on-wood). I am the kind of person who believes in the practical side of life. One plus one equals two and that is … Continue reading

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