Archive for June 2020

How Can You Tell It’s the Real Thing?

One morning my computer screen and phone blew up with messages about my urgent email asking for money while I was on a trip. “What???” After initial confusion, I realized someone had cloned me – wreaking havoc with my life and reputation. Those emails appeared to be from me, with all the markings of legitimacy.…

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What I Would Love to Say to All the Leaders

Everywhere I look chaos reigns.  Our world has spiraled into confusion, contempt, and confrontation when our better selves would choose compassion, courage, and community.  Desperate for change, we seek leadership — on every level.  But what kind of leaders do we need today for home, church, workplace, school, town, government, and country? And what could…

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Enslaved No More

So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law. Galatians 5.1 Do people celebrate Juneteenth where you live? Perhaps this year, more than ever, we should realize the significance of this day of remembrance. For years now I have…

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Faithful to Provide?

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4.19 One of the greatest tragedies during this pandemic has been the loss of jobs, business closings, charities and ministries hurting, and greatly reduced income for many, many people – including the elderly and disadvantaged populations. It’s no…

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No Fear of Bad News

Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 112.6-7 It’s that time again – the nightly news on television. With a mixture of curiosity and dread, I often feel like standing in front of our TV before watching and…

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