MONDAY MEDITATION: Incompletely (September 27)

We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete.  – 1 Corinthians 13:12a (The Message) That sentence from Paul’s “love chapter” in Corinthians is quite out of character for him. He was uncompromising in his beliefs. Sometimes, when people argued with him, his temper rose proportionately. For …

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Hypocrisy, Grace, and Empathy

A popular political cartoon has a man holding two signs. On one: “No Mask Mandate! My body. My choice.” On the second: “No Abortion After 6 Weeks. Her body. My choice.” This is, of course, hypocritical. How can you plead for freedom from government regulation at times, and for it at others? Yet, the cartoon …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Songbirds and Spiders (September 6)

And then there’s the sea, wide and deep, with its countless creatures—living things both small and large. – Psalm 104:25 We’re a culture celebrating big. Skyscrapers, mountains, galaxies. It’s important to note that without the small, there is no big. For example, each of us is made up of 50 trillion cells. Each of those cells …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: The Firestarter (August 23)

Then Moses said to himself, Let me check out this amazing sight and find out why the bush isn’t burning up. – Exodus 3:3 The tale of Moses and the burning bush is a great description of the faith journey. INCIDENT HAPPENED: Weird, burning-bush thing. Something out of the ordinary caught his attention. A bush …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: “Don’t Cry” (August 9)

As they approached the village gate, they met a funeral procession—a woman’s only son was being carried out for burial. And the mother was a widow. When Jesus saw her, his heart broke. He said to her, “Don’t cry.” – Luke 7:12-13 The story of Jesus restoring life to a widow’s son doesn’t fit your …

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Why Should You Support Anti-Masking?

Throughout the pandemic, I was an ardent pro-masker. I wore a mask everywhere. I thought it was a way of protecting others from the virus. I had also hoped it would prevent me from infection, but it didn’t. Still, I wore it religiously. With others, I celebrated in the spring when those masks could be …

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