The Dog Days of Summer

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When the days get really hot, why do people call them “the dog days of summer”? Perhaps this term is no longer appropriate. We don’t want to offend the dogs...

Seriously Funny

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God has a sense of humor. We should know that since we were made in his image, and we love to laugh. God has a funny way of speaking to...

Law-Abiding Citizen

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How do we decide which laws to obey and which laws to ignore? The Jewish Law includes more than The Ten Commandments. Honoring parents and having no other gods sounds...

The Reality of Faith

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Sometimes I hear people say all I have to do is believe and my dreams will be fulfilled. Is that true? No amount of believing can make the impossible possible....

If You Build It, Will They Come?

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That question was posed in The Field of Dreams movie in 1989, starring Kevin Costner. An Iowa farmer hears a mysterious voice in the cornfield saying, If you build it,...

Iron Sharpens Iron

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As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. — Proverbs 27:17 NIV Have you ever tried rubbing the edges of two table knives together? The edges won’t sharpen. What’s...

Fatherlike

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I once heard a story about twin sons of a drunken bum. One became a highly successful businessman, an elder in the church, admired by all who knew him. The...

I Hate Book Signings

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Years ago, I led a writer’s group that met in a Christian bookstore. When I drove up for the meeting, I felt lucky to find a place to park. Store...

Earth Is Flat

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Those who believe seem ignorant to those who don't believe. Why do we think the world is round? What a stupid question. Since kindergarten, we’ve seen globes and pictures proving...

Blind Stitches

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The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty...