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Review of 'Reflections on the Psalms'

Reflections on the Psalms, Adams, Cocksworth, Collicutt, et al., London: Church House Publishing, 2015

This small book is a devotional companion to the Psalms. It has a page per psalm, with some of the longer psalms being broken into more convenient ‘chunks’, e.g. 424 more words

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Truth, Tie Dyed T-Shirts, & Ice Cream.

This week, my wife Paulette and I have a unique opportunity to spend a few evenings with some very special people…

We’re hanging out with the 6th and 7th graders at our church. 323 more words

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Out of the shadows.. into Christ!

Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a new moon celebration or a sabbath day.

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Lessons from a Carpenter

A friend of mine once offered me an interesting perspective on making mistakes.

He told me how, having been raised by a father who was a jack-of-all-trades (and a master of most of them), he would try to build things and undertake projects, but never seemed to really achieve the quality of work his father did (among other things, his dad was quite a good carpenter). 564 more words

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The Perils of Living Life in the Middle of the Road

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made a very profound observation…

Standing in the middle-of-the-road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

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Happy?

I recently saw a quote by C.S. Lewis on social media. It was taken from his book Mere Christianity, and he made this observation:

And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.

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Drunken Generals and the Spirit of David

One of the greatest generals from the North during the Civil War was Ulysses S. Grant. Although a brilliant tactician, he was considered by some to be a drunk. 598 more words

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