Posts from May 2014

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A TIME TO HEAR

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There are many symbols that represent American culture:  the Statue of Liberty, the flag, the eagle, the automobile and other items of technology, and a host of other things.  More and more I think one symbol needs to be added to the list – the open mouth.  (As one whose job it is to preach […]

REFLECTIONS ON LIFE AND A WEEK-END

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In just under a week it will be Memorial Day.  Because of its timing it has come to mark the unofficial start of summer – a time for the public beaches to open, a time to get the boat in the water, get the cabin ready for week-end use, get summer gardens planted and into shape, […]

A FEW INTIMATE THOUGHTS

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Shortly after Easter one year I was going through a passage of scripture that suddenly struck me in a new way – John 14:1-7.  In words that have traditionally brought much comfort, Jesus says, “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to […]

A GODLESS BOOK OF THE BIBLE?

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That’s right.  There is a book of the Bible in which the name of God is NEVER mentioned!  That book is Esther, about a young Jewish orphan, raised by her uncle Mordecai while the people of Judah were in exile in Persia, who became queen to the king of that land.  When the king was […]