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When Jesus Comes Knocking

The knock came at the door of the inn. It was late. We can imagine the innkeeper had been burning both ends of the candle. The census crowd had packed Bethlehem and he had finally locked the doors for the night…until the knock. He shuffled his feet through the dark and made his way to…

Hearing the Voice of God

Many of us were familiar with the film critic duo Siskel and Ebert. Gene Siskel died in 1999. Then, in 2006, Robert Ebert lost his lower jaw and his voice to complications from cancer. He has since relied on Post-it notes, his writing, and various automated voices, the kind you find on your computer. He…

When Life Feels Like It’s On a Roll

Sometimes you may feel like life is a big gamble, like the outcome of your life is resting on how the dice roll for you. There are times when the stars seem to align just right and you find yourself basking in a bundle of blessings. Then there are times when everything seems out of…

There are Some Things Worth Finishing

I have a collection of unfinished projects. There are some books, some household items, a bicycle that needs repairing and a truck waiting to be restored. Things started but left unfinished. Do you finish everything you start? I imagine not. And to be honest, some things aren’t worth finishing. But don’t think, even for a…

There Will Be a Day When You Feel Like You “Fit”

A lot happens in Scripture following the time Adam and Eve took that bite of fruit that gave mankind perpetual indigestion. They attempted the first ‘cover up’. But since their leaf loincloths were not very practical, God sacrificed an animal to clothe them. The pair was banished from the Garden and began life anew as…