Time for Change

Time for Change

What is your favorite underdog story, whether a book or film? A recent internet search pulled up loads of stories where the least likely, the nobody, the total loser, the one scorned by all, started from below scratch and made life work despite the obstacles blocking...
Thank you, Gary Burrell & Min Kao!*

Thank you, Gary Burrell & Min Kao!*

As a lifetime Easterner, big water, aka the Atlantic Ocean, always lay to the east. Driving to the beach was always to the east. East meant, simply, toward the water. Even with my wanting sense of direction, that was fairly firmly established somewhere in my gray...
To Excited to Sleep!

To Excited to Sleep!

We all know this. After a super intense weekend retreat, after the honeymoon, after the big anniversary celebration, after that long-awaited, once-in-a-lifetime getaway, after graduation, after the retirement – the letdown, the exhaustion, the emptiness, the fading...
The Beginning Follows the End

The Beginning Follows the End

At noon on that Friday, the Son of God was raised up from the earth, beaten and bleeding, with spikes fastening him to the cross. At that moment, our brightest star, the sun, was horrified to shine, exposing Jesus’ nakedness and humiliation, so it extinguished itself,...
A Holy Week Reflection/Testimony by Keith Caughlin:

A Holy Week Reflection/Testimony by Keith Caughlin:

The Story of the Tune by Larry Norman was written in 1983 and found on the album of the same name. Norman is considered by most to be the great-grandfather of the Christian Rock genre after coming out of the Rock and Roll scene in California and becoming rather...
. . . and they all lived happily ever after. THE END

. . . and they all lived happily ever after. THE END

I love stories with that wrap-up, but as many as I’ve read, the only one that is non-fiction is the story we’re living. ‘Ever after’ means eternally and only God could, in truth, provide that outcome. He has written us into His story, put the whole thing together in a...
A Kingdom not of this World

A Kingdom not of this World

Next week is regularly referred to in high church circles as Holy Week, and sometimes as Passion Week or the week of Jesus’ passion. This somewhat dated usage rings oddly in our ears today, but it accurately speaks of Jesus’ strong desire, his determined perseverance...
Man, what a week!

Man, what a week!

We’re passing quickly through this season of Lent, moving closer and closer to Jesus’ final week on earth as he makes his way to Jerusalem with his disciples. This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, remembering all the fanfare of the kingly arrival, the excited crowds, the...
No glass slipper, but there’s a Prince!

No glass slipper, but there’s a Prince!

In 1697, Charles Perrault wrote ‘Cendrillon,’ a French fairy tale. Translated into English it became ‘Cinderella.’ It continues to be a popular storyline that has been adapted in over 400 vastly divergent versions. (The Brothers Grimm version, in 1812,...
It’s good for what ails ya!

It’s good for what ails ya!

The title of the article stopped me in my tracks. I thought it had to be a misprint. But no, as I read on, I realized this was a serious, apparently well-researched topic. Several formal studies had been carried out to support the findings. The new diagnosis being...

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