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October 20

TODAY IS… a wonderful day for a dinner party. “When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw Him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked His disciples: ‘Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?’”  … Continue reading

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“And On The Third Day….”

  “”….He Rose From The Dead” “But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one … Continue reading

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A Very “Good Friday”

“Defeating Death” “They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.”  So he delivered him over to them to be … Continue reading

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“The 365 Days of Christmas”

“Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!”  2 Corinthians 9:15 ESV My dear friend, Cary, wrote a beautiful book called “Burning Down the Fireproof Hotel”. She also periodically posts on her blog, which is also called – yes, more … Continue reading

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“Finally Stepping Up To Speak The ‘Unspoken’ Words”

“One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, ‘Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent!’” – Acts 18:1 NLT “Each of us bears his own hell.” – Virgil In April of 2013, an article … Continue reading

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“The Hope That Lies In Harmony”

”So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them … Continue reading

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“Heartfelt, Humble Steps”

This article was originally published in “The Oakdale Chronicles” on October 18, 2013. Following our individual paths to freedom is really all about following Jesus Christ, and in this article I wrote about a book that had impacted me greatly … Continue reading

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“Seeing The Suffering”

One of the benefits of enduring our own suffering, regardless of the origin, is the ability it gives us to see the suffering in others and to respond to it with empathy. None of us enjoys suffering, but we must always consider … Continue reading

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“Today Is….A Great Day For Dinner And A Movie”

Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no dinner, and there is no movie. But there is a brief visit to another ‘Scenic Turnout” as I work on a new series of articles. The ‘dinner’ is a poem I wrote while in … Continue reading

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“Perfect Prison Steps”

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”  2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV In talking with someone recently, I referred to my time at Oakdale FCI as ‘the perfect prison experience’. There … Continue reading

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