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Not Your Typical Good Friday

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Jesus, seeing that everything had been completed so that the Scripture record might also be complete, then said, “I’m thirsty.” . . . After he took the wine, Jesus said, “It’s done . . . complete.” Bowing his head, he offered up his spirit.John 19:28, 30 The Message Most of…

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My Stereogram of God

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When I was growing up, one of the fads to pass through was the stereogram poster. These posters invite viewers to stare through the design to find the 3D image hidden within the graphics. It took my eyes a long time to find those elusive images, so I wasn’t a…

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Basking in the Light

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Day 8, Chapter 8 I dubbed this study, Looking for Light, and chapter 8 is beaming with it. If you ever wonder who Jesus really is, a read of His claims from this passage is a good place to start: Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am…

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Which Word Wednesday: Christmaswhichwowedday

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If anything, 2013 has brought us some fabulous holiday match-ups. Earlier this year, we had Thanksgivukkah—when the first day of Hanukkah fell on Thanksgiving Day. And today, we have Christmaswhichwowedday (Christmas-which-wow-edday), when Christmas and Which Word Wednesday align. You’ve not heard of Christmaswhichwowedday? hmm. Well, I’m sure it’s very popular…

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Am I Ready for Christmas?

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So, Christmas is coming. In less than two weeks, even. Already this season I’ve been asked if I’m “ready for Christmas.” Most are inquiring of my progress with the typical preparations—the gifts, the food, the décor. But Christmas is more than that—it’s when we celebrate God’s coming near to us…

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What God Says to Comfort Addicts like Me

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For some time now I’ve been working on a writing project about a condition I call comfort addiction. We are all prone to it, for deep within, we all face an ache—whether we can name it or not. Our soul-aches push us to seek soothing. We sample ointments of success…

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