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In the 1990s, there was a band, five o’clock people, a fully-acoustic, coffee-house ensemble that popped up in Portland, Oregon. They were unique and, in many ways, quite good. One of their songs titled Lunar describes the difficult pursuit of faith as “a lunar endeavor” wherein we constantly grasp for daylight but end up with fistfuls of…

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I have long believed that Thomas got/gets a bad rap. You know to whom I am referring, right? – “Doubting Thomas.” In case you’re not familiar with the backstory, Thomas was one of Jesus’ twelve disciples, sometimes referred to as Didymus. Thomas is the poor sap who, through the uttering one brief statement, redefined his…

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Sebastien - a.k.a. "Stinker"

We have a new kitten in our home. I named him Sebastien, but we are thinking his real name should be “Stinker,” because he is quite mischievous. Sebastien was a feral kitten, being carried in his mother’s mouth as she and the family crossed a busy street in Salina, Kansas. While crossing, an automobile struck…

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Before crossing the Jordan River to take the land that God promised to his people, God spoke to Joshua in order to embolden him for the task that lie ahead. Moses had died, and Joshua was now the leader of the sons of Israel. God even goes so far as to say to Joshua: “Just…

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