Flaws: God Makes Things All Amazingly New

Flaws: God Makes Things All Amazingly New

The highest-priced pieces of carved jade are those made out of solid colored stones without flaws. Going against the conventional selection process, an unknown artist selected a piece of multicolor jade containing cracks and color blotches to carve an exquisite piece...

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One Man’s Death Ensured Life For Billions

One Man’s Death Ensured Life For Billions

The guilty verdict to a crime Jesus did not commit and the resulting punishment that took this one man's life is the focus of Good Friday. As believers we understand that Jesus’ death was a part of God’s redemptive plan for humanity. Death was not an unwilling outcome...

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Blissful Truth About The Lover Of Our Souls

Blissful Truth About The Lover Of Our Souls

Without warning, a bomb exploded on KAL flight #858 killing all 115 souls on board. It didn’t take long for authorities to trace and arrest the agents who had placed the bomb. Both attempted suicide by biting down on cyanide pills. One agent succeeded, while the other...

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It’s Absolutely True: You Are Really Loved By God

It’s Absolutely True: You Are Really Loved By God

Years ago I sat down on the couch to have a quiet time. Tov, my loveable dog, immediately hopped up, walked over and made himself at home on my lap. Full of expectation, he gently poked his nose into my hand, then sat contently as I stroked the back of his head....

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God Will Find You No Matter Where You Are

God Will Find You No Matter Where You Are

“Where are you?” my husband asked.   I was 45 minutes away from home and in a part of town I wasn’t familiar with. The accident that had just totaled my car left me unhurt, but shaken. As a result, I couldn’t seem to think of the specifics to answer the question....

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God’s Offer to Reason Is An Awesome Gift

God’s Offer to Reason Is An Awesome Gift

God makes a startling request in the first chapter of Isaiah.   “Come now, let us reason together” Isaiah 1.18a   This is the only place God invites us to reason with Him. God told the Israelites to reason with their neighbors to avoid sin (Lev. 19.17). Paul...

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10,000 Reasons To Be Thankful

10,000 Reasons To Be Thankful

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; ~ Psalm 92.1   How many times have you heard, “count your blessings”? I’ve heard it more than I can count. It was only after reading Ann Voskamp’s 1,000 Gifts that I was...

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What Happens When A Puzzle Piece Is Missing

What Happens When A Puzzle Piece Is Missing

Years ago, I thought it would be fun to give my sister a puzzle made from her high school graduation picture. To add to the fun, I gave the pieces to a group of friends. Over the course of the evening they were to give her the pieces with no explanation. At the end of...

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The Great Relief Of Knowing Life Is Not Fair

The Great Relief Of Knowing Life Is Not Fair

“It’s not fair!” How many times have we heard children make that statement when a siblings seems to be getting the better deal? How often have we, as adults said the same thing when circumstances in life don’t seem to fall in our favor?   Genesis 4 relates a...

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The Danger Of Attempting To Control Evil

The Danger Of Attempting To Control Evil

The jailbreak was quick and unexpected, at least from the perspective of Ivan Vanko in Iron Man 2. Justin Hammer claimed to be a fan of Vanko’s work and facilitated the escape in order to put Vanko’s knowledge and ability to work. (Click here for a clip of the scene.)...

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