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Casting a Long Shadow

A story appeared in Golf Digest some time ago in which the greatest golf courses in America were ranked. Number one? Augusta National in Georgia, where once again last weekend the greatest golfers in the world gathered for one of golf’s great spectacles: The Masters. Both Augusta National and the Masters were the dream of…

A Place Fit for a King!

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16

While in seminary I worked as a bellman in a luxury hotel…

Let’s look at the first Easter story from a fresh perspective

For those who’ve grown up in the church, the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection may have become overly familiar. Sometimes we forget the magnitude of His suffering on the cross! Let’s help restore the awe of Easter. We’re talking about “Malchus.”

an innocent man

On April 15, 1865, family, physicians, and government officials crowded around the bedside of US President Abraham Lincoln. He was unconscious and close to death from an assassin’s fatal bullet.

Lasting Peace – Is it possible?–Elliott’s Story

Where is God when tragedy strikes? When a drunk driver kills a mother and child? When a fire surges through a house full of people? Questions like these cause many to push God away. Learn how God gave one doubtful firefighter and EMT not only the answers to his questions, but also lasting peace. We would…

Readiness | My Utmost For His Highest

Readiness | My Utmost For His HighestWhen God speaks, many of us are like people in a fog, and we give no answer. Moses’ reply to God revealed that he knew where he was and that …

I’m Alive

Laura Brooks, a 52-year-old mother of two, didn’t know it but she was one of 14,000 people in 2011 whose name was incorrectly entered into the government database as dead.…

Gardening 101

By Lay Hsuan “Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” — Matthew 13:8 (NIV) We may be familiar with the verse about the seed that falls on good soil. Unfortunately, we often forget that good soil does not stay good on its […]

All or Nothing? | My Utmost For His Highest

All or Nothing? | My Utmost For His HighestHave you ever had a crisis in your life in which you deliberately, earnestly, and recklessly abandoned everything? It is a crisis of the will. You may come to that …

Let’s Hear it for the Rules

“So then, the law is holy… righteous and good” Romans 7:12

Most of us don’t really like rules. I don’t know why, but deep down inside we have an aversion to…

Let’s discuss the various ways Jesus gets us to pay attention

If you’ve ever spent time with a toddler you know that listening isn’t their strong suit! And unfortunately, even as adults we don’t always listen well.

smartly, not seductively

I had an interesting conversation with a friend recently. “Much preaching about women dressing modestly has been destructive,” she said, “because it subtly places the blame for men’s lust on women. Men should take responsibility for their lust, and women should be free to wear what they want.” My friend’s words got me thinking.

All Kinds Of Help

In the wake of the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, many people have felt strongly compelled to help. Some donated blood for the injured, some provided free…

Why Forgive?

Forgiveness isn’t easy, especially when it seems you are continually forgiving the same person over and over again. If you’re like me, you may forgive, sometimes grudgingly, but you wonder, When will that person ever change? Shouldn’t there be a limit to my forgiveness? And the act of forgiving can be even more difficult when […]

Reflecting On Tragedy

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of one of the great sports tragedies of modern times. On April 15, 1989, 96 supporters of Liverpool Football Club—half of them under the age of 24—were killed while attending an FA Cup match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. Fans were let into a…