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“The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:10

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. A highly anticipated Christmas shopping trip to the mall with our kids and my parents took a dramatic turn for …

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Word Power

“I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.” Psalm 119:107

It was a beautiful day except for the fact that after a sizzling front nine, my golf game had tanked big time. I felt embarrassed …

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Foundation Of The Heart

"Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother." Psalm 131:2

The great cathedrals of Europe are not only breathtaking but intriguing in their architecture. Because their massive ceilings were too heavy for the walls to …

Christ The King Part 1

"From that time on Jesus began to preach, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.'" Matthew 4:17

When you pray, “Your kingdom come,” do you really know what you’re asking for? Jesus tells us in Matthew 4:17 that the kingdom is coming, …

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Intimacy That Satisfies

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:1-2

In my opinion, intimacy is a really attractive word. Deep down inside, all of us long for meaningful connections that satisfy our souls and chase …

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He’s There All The Time

I did not say . . . , “Seek Me in vain.” —Isaiah 45:19

I’ll never forget my frustrating experience when I went to Chicago’s Union Station early one morning to pick up an elderly relative who was arriving …

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The Sorrow Of Betrayal

I have sinned by betraying innocent blood. —Matthew 27:4

When I was a boy, my dad observed my spendthrift ways and often said that money burned a hole in my pocket. I suppose it’s …

Chip Off the Ol Block

"Be imitators of God as dear children." Ephesians 5:1

I’ll never forget the time I was asked to bring my family to a banquet where I was to be the speaker. After dinner, my…

A World of Change

“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3

In case you haven’t noticed, our world has dramatically changed. It wasn’t long ago that it would have been unthinkable that nearly 40 million unborn …

The Secret That Should Not Be Kept

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16

Douglas Coupland is a best-selling author known for his books about cultural trends in America. In his book Life After God, he no doubt surprises his…

Jesus in the Spin Zone

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.” Hebrews 13:8-9

After Rosie O’Donnell announced that she was “coming out of the closet,” I watched with interest as Bill O’Reilly interviewed her on his TV program, …

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Aging Grace-fully

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16

Very few advertisements tout the benefits of growing old. In fact, an outsider studying our culture would surmise (perhaps accurately) that we are deathly afraid …

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Sweeter Than Honey

“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103

I wonder how many of us got tired of hearing our moms tell us, “Eat this, it’s good for you!” And you can bet that …

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Tell Me The Story

"All these things happened to them as examples and . . . for our admonition." 1 Corinthians 10:11

Now that I have grandkids, I’m back into the classic children’s Bible stories. Wide-eyed stories like David and Goliath, Noah’s ark, and Jonah and the…

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Better With Age

"Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day."                      2 Corinthians 4:16

Some people are obsessed with physical fitness—daily workouts, vitamins, organic food—in spite of the fact that our bodies keep ticking away in inevitable decline. In…