Spirituality

Up, Up, Up! - Death and the Abundant Life

People commonly warn teenagers about the dangerous belief in their own invincibility: driving drunk, skateboarding in the street, experimenting with drugs, even contact sports are all examples of triggers for that particular lecture. But who can prepare themselves for the dagger that pierces teenage invincibility without warning? Who wants to acknowledge...

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Come Awake

"How are you?" -- How many times have you heard that today? Often asking someone how they are has become such a routine part of conversation that hardly anybody stops and listens.  Whether you are at work strapped in meetings or lounging at home straddled between your couch and your fridge, what goes on inside your heart is an important matter....

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Amazing Grace

I once was lost, but now am found. Was blind, but now I see. Even though the average life span has continued to increase over the years, many would still argue that life is short. A life well lived, however, could not be qualified by a mere number. Life is full of a roller coaster of seasons -- joy, despair, ecstasy, grief -- what makes the difference...

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Peace...Where Are You?

Peace – it’s elusive sometimes, isn’t it? What happens when peace disintegrates into chaos, when a husband loses his job and finances are cut off, when a child is in a car wreck? What happens to peace when the repo man stands knocking at the door, or pain strikes the chest and there is no insurance? Where does it go when the cupboard holds...

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Finding Peace and Freedom

If I asked you to describe yourself, what would you say? Would you tell me your job title or refer to your relationships – husband, wife, son, daughter, friend? Would you talk about your successes, or failures, your dreams or your past? These are parts of who you are, but you are more than what you do or where you live. You are a human being...

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In Search of the Christmas Spirit

The holidays can be challenging. If you need someone to talk to, come talk to a mentor. One Christmas, I came across an article in a local newspaper by an articulate columnist named Bill Johnson. His column was titled, "A Lesson in Catching the Christmas Spirit." Johnson began his search for the Christmas spirit at the Christmas tree lots,...

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Feeling Grief

Grieving is a unique experience. It’s a process that is as individual as the people it affects. Oh yes, there are predictable stages … but the experience of losing someone dear to you is truly a very personal journey. Recently I said goodbye to my dear Dad. It’s hard to believe it was only a couple of months ago. I’ve processed a lot...

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Can God & Politics Mix?

Can God and politics mix?  Is blending them a recipe for suppressing freedoms, grabbing votes, or promoting the public good? God-talk has become popular among US politicians. Leaders contemplating faith-in-action would do well to look back two centuries to William Wilberforce, the famous British parliamentarian who led a grueling but bipartisan...

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