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When Mountains Won’t Move

“Can you hear me now?” Have you ever felt like saying that to God? Have you ever thought the communication lines between you and God were broken?  When God doesn’t seem to answer your prayers, have you wondered if He is listening? Worse yet, maybe He is listening but His answer to your prayer request…

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Time Marches On

There I stood with mountains of paper on the floor. My illness and disability have caused me to sell my professional practice. Privacy and security concerns dictate that I shred my client files.  I have been dreading this day. I agonize as I prepare to shred them. They represent 40 years of my life’s work.…

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The Greatest Public Defender

Who was the greatest public defender of all time? Public defenders have represented clients like Theodore Kaczynski, Eric Rudolph, and the Atlanta Olympics bomber. One public defender stands out from all others. Having a better understanding of this public defender’s actions in court might help us strengthen our faith. Please read more. Why do defense…

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The Laborers Are Few

Today’s secular society tries to convince us that wealth, fame and power will make us happy. It’s not true!  Unsatisfied by money, notoriety, and control, people frequently turn to alcohol, drugs, porn, and other sources of pleasure trying to satisfy their ravenous thirst for happiness.  Who will proclaim the truth? Who will speak up about…

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The Peace Train-Harmony Challenge

History shows us that the 1960s were a tumultuous and divisive decade marked by the civil rights movement, antiwar protests, and political assassinations. This difficult time inspired many song writers to produce songs about peace. Today, we are facing similar unrest and upheaval.  Inspired by these old songs, I am inviting you to join me…

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Ambassadors Of Peace

As one devout Christian is sitting home watching the news on CNN, his good friend, also a devout Christian, is at home watching Fox News. Both men are troubled by the stories tearing the country apart. Both men form strongly held, yet diametrically opposite opinions. Following their recent prayer and share group, they went out…

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Spiritual Dryness Revisited

In 2013, I wrote a 4th Day Letter about spiritual dryness. It is something that at one time or another most Christians experience. After reflecting upon the isolation caused by the pandemic, the inability to attend church, and after recent discussions with several Christians currently going through a time of spiritual dryness, I felt called…

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Pleasing The Lord

If I asked you this question, “Does sin offend God,” most of you would say yes. In fact, sin is defined as “an offense against God.” Sin is also an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience; it is a failure to genuinely love God and neighbor. Now, allow me to pose a more perplexing…

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The Elusive Quest For Normalcy

The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. Social isolation has led to a spike in mental health issues. The health crisis, coupled with the economic meltdown, are causing suffering, stress, increased substance abuse and other addictive behaviors and for some even suicide. Everyone seems to be yearning for normalcy. What is normalcy,…

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Living Radically

What does it mean to be “radical?” Most people perceive radicalism as something bad or evil. Today a radical person is frequently called a terrorist. We think of a radical as someone who exhibits crazy, unstable behavior. So, is being radical a bad thing?  What if I told you that Jesus was a radical? What…

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