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Happy Birthday to Me

She was 13, a child of the ’60s, though Flower Power hadn’t hit her area of the Pacific Northwest hard yet. Mom was mentally unstable, dad, an on-the-road workaholic. She was fairly bright, academically, but a slow-developer, socially, and had … Continue reading

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I Wish You All a Merry Christmas!

What is Christmas All About? Long before there was a Santa Claus or Rudolph, Christmas trees and sparkling electric lights, or crazed mobs rushing the aisles at Walmart. Before Frosty the Snowman and Jingle Bells, and even before Dickens’ ghosts … Continue reading

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Christmas Thoughts: Who is this Child?

“What Child is This?” People have been asking this question since long before William Dix penned the words to the popular Christmas carol. Who was the child born 2000 years ago, whose birth we’ve celebrated ever since? A carpenter’s son? … Continue reading

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“He is no Fool”…Thoughts on the Death of Elisabeth Elliott

When I was a young teenager and had recently begun attending the little neighborhood church around the corner, the pastor’s wife loaned me a book to read. It was called “Through Gates of Splendor” and told the story of five … Continue reading

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“Because He Lives–“

When it comes right down to it, the whole of Christianity rests on one central fact–the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. As good as the man Jesus was–as kind, as loving–if, after he suffered a martyr’s death, he … Continue reading

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More on C.S. Lewis

Just a short one tonight on my tribute to C.S. Lewis. In my mid-twenties I came across a book called “A Severe Mercy,” written by a man named Sheldon Vanauken. I’d never heard of Mr. Vanauken, but his book caught … Continue reading

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She handed hi…

She handed him back the Bible. “Children of God. Beloved by God. Zephaniah 3:17 says ‘He will delight over you with singing.’ That’s what we should be hearing, I think, the delight, the applause of heaven. If we could get … Continue reading

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