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I don’t know that I can identify a single verse of scripture that I would label as my over-all favorite. I don’t have a “life verse” and am not even certain I know what it means to have one. But if I could identify my top forty or fifty verses in the Bible, one of…

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I am about halfway through Eric Metaxas’ biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It is a fascinating read, one filled with tidbits of information I did not previously know, as well as fuller explanations and backstory regarding things I did know. Metaxas is walking through Bonhoeffer’s life chronologically, and I have read as far as the mid-1930s.…

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A while back, I was in the Oakland California airport, working my way through TSA security for my flight home following an event sponsored by West Coast Christian Writers. As I shuffled through the security cattle stalls, I noted that the screening process was significantly slower, and more stringent than anything I had previously experienced,…

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“I led Ignatias Fibwitz to the Lord last week.” I hear this line, in various forms, quite frequently. Indeed, I heard it just last evening. “I led this person to the Lord,” or “I led that person to the Lord.” I get it. I understand what the person saying this means, yet, I confess that…

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When my children were very young, they delighted in wrestling with dad. I would lie on the floor to prepare for the battle, or sometimes I would already be lying there busy with another task, and they would dog pile me. Even my brave little daughter would dive into the fray. Once the pile was…

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Congratulations to Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals on their NCAA Championship. As I was driving to work this morning, I was listening to the news as I always do, and heard that Pitino is slated to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. That’s a great honor. I began to ponder this whole…

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