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But we had hoped...

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It's a familiar story for many. The Road to Emmaus, where Jesus (in disguise) appears to two followers who are described as being "downcast" because their hopes had been dashed. Dejected, they now return home, having witnessed the death of Jesus, but unaware of his resurrection. "What are you...

Chill Out

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Okay, here's an embarrassing confession from me. I’m a little more high-strung than I used to be. I get more worried. I fret over little things. I imagine worst-case scenarios when they really aren’t very likely. In fact, my daughter recently told me (politely) to chill out. She was...

Freedom

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Freedom. It’s a word that is in our headlines all the time.  Freedom of speech. Political freedom. Economic freedom. Sexual freedom. Amid all the fuss about freedom, little is mentioned about spiritual freedom. Sometimes spiritual freedom is often misconstrued as the...

How Friendships Form

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A true friend is a great blessing. Someone who “gets” you. Someone who knows your weaknesses and failures, and loves you anyway. Someone who is easy to be around. Someone who enjoys the same activities and conversations.  Perhaps Proverbs captures it best...

Bugging God

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I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;    they will never be silent day or night.You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem    and makes her the praise of the...

Baby Kicks

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The Christmas story never gets old to me. To be honest, I never really read it during the rest of the year. Somehow in July, the arrival of the Christ-child doesn’t grab my interest. But when December hits, I always turn to the story again and try to squeeze out some interesting new...

Going for Gold

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Every four years, a neglected love awakens in me.Every four years I realise afresh a diminished affection.Every four years, I remember that I love the Olympics. I’m not sure if you are paying attention or not, but I certainly am. To all sports—even the most obscure. I never (repeat...

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