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10 Myths About Forgiveness — (Part 1)

I thought forgiveness was a safe topic for my small group to discuss. Boy was I wrong!  While serving as the college minister at my church several years ago, I chose the content for our large group gathering. We had come to the end of the curriculum we were using, so I found another series which … [Read More...]

Photoshop grunge built with photomerge from three seperate panels of plaster grunge taken in a derelict house (of the walls)...the "broken glass heart" is from my portfolio file #1224026.

The Agape Love of God

In the parable of the lost son (Luke 15:11-32), Jesus described how the father extends extravagant grace to both the rebellious, sinful younger son and the arrogant, self-righteous elder brother. The father's love for his selfish sons illustrates the very nature of God. In Greek, there are … [Read More...]

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Peace for the Journey

Sheep get a bad rap. They tend to be followers. If one jumped off a bridge, there’s a good chance the others would too. Without the shepherd, the sheep are helpless. Sheep know the sound of their shepherd calling, and they respond because they are dependent on the shepherd to give them guidance and … [Read More...]

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7 Ways to Pray for Your Future Spouse

I recently completed a 37,000 mile prayer pilgrimage around the world. I met the Pope, danced with rabbis, hung out with monks, walked on coals, and revived my prayer life. While I was in Italy, I visited a hulking hilltop monastery called Monte Cassino, the place of a massive World War II … [Read More...]