Category Archives: religion

Be A Living Sacrifice – Be Transformed

Romans chapter 12 is one of favorite chapters in the Bible.  I have always considered it to be one of those chapters that starts off strong, stays strong and finishes strong.  Come to think of it, that’s the exhortation Paul … Continue reading

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That You May Be Comforted

The other day in Bible study we were discussing topic of pain and suffering and the lesson was centered on one of my favorite passages of scripture, 2 Corinthians 1:2-4.  As Paul is writing to the Corinthians, he seeks to … Continue reading

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The Difference between Empathy and Sympathy

In a recent meeting at work, we were talking about providing good customer service and at some point, the conversation revolved around defining the difference between sympathy and empathy.  I have to say that sometimes the same words don’t always … Continue reading

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Out of the Storm

This week I finished cleaning out the garage.  I had started cleaning it last summer and reorganized it a little bit, but I still had a lot of junk stored in there and I never finished the  job.  There was … Continue reading

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Truth and Love

This past week I have been reading through the epistle of 1 John.  It is a wonderful letter and I encourage you to read through it as well.  I really appreciate the way John reminds the church that we are … Continue reading

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Why I Think Jesus Is God

Someone recently asked me why I think that Jesus is God.  Let me first say that I believe that the Bible teaches the concept of the Trinity even though it may not use the word “trinity” to describe the concept.  … Continue reading

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The Father of All Comfort

I was talking with someone last week and they were reflecting on a difficult time they faced years ago.  They spoke of how tough it was to make it through each day and how they know that God helped them … Continue reading

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Working Together

I have seen a lot of huge ant hills in our neighborhood lately when we go walking.  I guess that after all the rain in the last month their former homes have been washed out.  This no doubt sends them … Continue reading

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How and Where are You Building

We have had a lot of flooding this week and the news is full of pictures of people who have lost their homes and their belongings to storms and rising water.  It is a great opportunity for us to respond … Continue reading

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Just a Slingshot?

I was trimming tree limbs the other day and cutting them into small pieces for disposal when I noticed one that looked like a slingshot.  It reminded me of when a young shepherd named David defeated a giant named Goliath.  … Continue reading

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