5 Sure Ways to Lose Your Peace

Do you get the sense that things are quickly spinning out of control in the contemporary climate in which we live? At the moment, the headlines from Charlottesville are being overtaken by the terrorist attack in Spain. Headlines and news bites vie in the arms race for our attention but more often than not serve […]

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A Sparrow in the House

I climbed to the top of a ladder and perched myself there, waiting for a mother bird to fly the nest. I thought I would see eggs, but to my surprise two baby birds awkwardly stretched their fuzzy necks upward in anticipation of breakfast. Quickly, I focused my lens and shot a few photos of […]

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My Way, No Way

The Daily Mail (UK) published an article stating that pop songs have overtaken hymns as the music of choice at funerals. In fact, undertakers reported that hymns are declining quickly in popularity, mirroring the decline in church attendance. So what song do you think tops the “send-off” list? And now, the end is near And […]

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Roadside Reality Check

There’s something we all share in common—a difficulty in living up to our claims. When we claim one thing and live another, we may not admit it but the H-word applies. Ever since the fall, we live in the friction between an airbrushed reputation and stone-cold reality, reality being who we are before God. Few […]

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Anchored in Hope

In The Insanity of God, author Nik Ripken recounts his time in Russia and the Ukraine where he interviewed numerous pastors and church leaders who lived under communism. His question was this: How did so many Russians and Ukrainians keep their faith strong over decades of communist oppression of believers? One man shared this story […]

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Forget-Me-Nots

Behold. The word should arrest us and draw us in for a closer look. In Scripture, behold acts as a signpost pointing to something wonderful that deserves our closest attention. Behold, I have engraved you in the palms of my hands (Isaiah 49:16). In the preceding verse, the claim is made that God has forsaken […]

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Community Pool: August 4

Free is good! Amazon is offering both Pilgrim’s Progress (Part One and Part Two) and Holy War as free downloads for Kindle. These are modern English versions and include the original illustrations. Holy War also includes The Life of John Bunyan by William Brock. These two modern English editions will enable another generation to experience […]

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One Thing

Concerning eternal life, Jonathan Edwards wrote this: “The sum of that eternal life which Christ purchased is holiness; it is a holy happiness. And there is in faith a liking of the happiness that Christ has procured and offers.” So one day a young man ran up to Jesus, knelt before Him, and called him […]

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