Drink from the Fountain

A new year is upon us.  As we are in the process of preparing ourselves to make the most of 2015, I decided to focus this week on something I always consider this time of year – how to make the most of the Scriptures. I suspect this will be a shorter discussion, but I

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The Living Nativity

Since it’s Christmas this week, there is only really one appropriate topic. In the church, our children are taught a Christmas song called “Picture a Christmas."  The song invites listeners and singers to imagine the events of the Nativity in order to make the Christmas celebration more meaningful.  And this is what I would like

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Comfort ye, comfort ye my people

We are now full on in the Christmas season.  Some people I know start Christmas as soon as the months end in “-ber.”  But for me, Christmas really doesn’t start until after Thanksgiving   But now, in the middle of December, we are in the Christmas season by even the most conservative estimation!   Christmas is a busy time

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Happy Rebirthday!

This week I reached a minor milestone – I turned 33.  Now, while this is not any time of particular significance, my brother made an interesting observation: I’m old enough to be crucified.   Although he was obviously joking, it did call to my mind the fact that I am as old as Jesus was

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The Empty Tomb

This week, because of the death of my grandfather, my thoughts are naturally focused on the subjects of life and death.  I had the opportunity to share a few thoughts at his funeral, and this week’s post is what I prepared (although I delivered an abridgement).  The topic I chose, naturally, was the wonderful, powerful,

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The Bargain

This week’s topic is inspired by a question Lacey asked me.  It is not something she asked about directly, but something she did ask got me thinking about the topic of the ideals we teach in the church.   Any who have spoken with me know that I am generally against preaching ideals, as religion

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