Lessons in Love

February 26, 2013

When my son was in kindergarten, there was in his class a 13-year-old boy with Down’s Syndrome named Isaiah. Isaiah was a sweet kid, and he and my son became good buddies. One day, my son invited Isaiah to come over to our house to play. My wife got a call from Isaiah’s mom. She […]

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We Are God’s Answer

February 26, 2013

Sometimes, when I’m looking for a fresh perspective on what God is saying to me through His Word, it helps to read a different version of the Bible. Recently, I’ve been reading the gospel of Matthew in The Message. At the end of Chapter 9, a story begins about Jesus going through the countryside preaching […]

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When Changing One Tire Changed Two People

February 26, 2013

When my wife and I were newlyweds, we lived in a politically and spiritually diverse part of town, and we were decidedly “the outsiders.” Most of our neighbors were cordial to us, but one older lady took a particular disliking to us. She was rude to our faces and gossiped behind our backs. She even […]

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Once More With Feeling!

February 25, 2013

As a young piano student, I often heard that from my teacher when I was playing the correct notes in time but without passion. I was “going through the motions,” like a machine rather than an artist when passionate artistry is what makes music moving and memorable. This is what the church at Ephesus heard […]

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