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  • Twaddle

    Are you reading “twaddle” to your children? In her book, For the Children’s Sake, Susan Schaeffer Macaulay helps us to understand that “twaddle” is the “useless” and “inferior” use of words “produced or written for children by adults.” She saw that it “devalued their minds” (p. 15). Macaulay further contends that children “would be depressed […]

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  • Candle in the Window

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  • The Candle in the Window

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  • Every Fool Will Be Meddling

    Recently, a well-known speaker was canceled from speaking at an event. I am not sure of the issues surrounding the cancelation, nor do I wish to know. What is certain is that God ordains and assigns these situations for a reason, and the lessons to be learned are for those who are involved, not for the […]

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  • Bound in the Bundle of Life

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “Bound in the bundle of life?” I discovered this phrase in the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel, chapter 25. The text reads, “Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of […]

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  • Friendly Dragons ~ Part Two

    Previously, we talked about the moral imagination and stories. Today, we will look at the ‘taming of the dragon’. Throughout history and in many cultures, dragons symbolize evil, deception, and malice. In the Bible and Western culture, the dragon also represents Satan. Yet in recent times, stories like How to Train Your Dragon have transformed […]

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  • Friendly Dragons ~ Part One

    Stories form our moral imaginations. Stories like The Three Little Pigs, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Snow White each have a moral influence upon our lives. In fact it was the story of The Three Little Pigs that influenced me to build my house out of field stone! Michael O’Brien, in his book Friendly Dragons, Moral […]

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  • Cold Love

    When reading Matthew 24 recently, I thought I was reading the headlines in the newspaper. Jesus is speaking to his disciplines saying, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, […]

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  • Overcome Evil with Good

    In Romans 12, Paul writes, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Overcoming evil with good is easy to say but not easy to practice. It was 1 a.m., and after flying for 9 hours, we missed the last leg of our connection. Now we had to spend an extra night […]

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  • Humiliation – Beards Trimmed and Clothes Cut

    How do you respond when someone humiliates you? Do you retaliate? In 1st Chronicles 19, David’s men are humiliated while delivering gifts to the new king of the Ammonites. His men are shaved (beards were important in those days) and their clothes cut so that they were half naked. Paranoid and insecure, the new king’s […]

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