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An Idaho Christmas

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. -Colossians 3:15 Hello, Christmas… Another Idaho winter has descended upon us. In my neck of the woods, that means a little snow and a lot of gray days. But leave the river valley in […]

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The Yoke in My Head

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For my yoke is easy and My burden is light. -Matthew 11:29-30 The sun was a fiery ball in the bay sky. A splendid dinner of  barbecued steaks, prawns, and […]

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To Kill the Longing

We inched down the winding mountain pass toward the ocean, smothered in a thick fog. After ten hours on the road through a fierce thunderstorm, our nerves were frayed. We rounded a curve and our headlights caught a raccoon in the middle of our lane. The light dissolved his eyes into a watery green glow. […]

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Sight Unseen

We walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 One year our sons received an atomic clock for their office wall. They took it out of the box and showed us how it set itself to exactly the right time for our time zone. As they held the clock up, the hands moved around the face as if […]

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You are Invited

If you’re reading this today, you’re alive. Maybe you don’t feel that way.  Instead, you’re barely holding on. You feel numb, unworthy, somehow less than fully human. It’s especially easy to feel that way if you’re one of the thousands of people suffering from chronic disease or devastating injury. Perhaps you’re one of the millions of […]

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Fear of Flying, Wild Monkeys, and the Call to Courage

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. –Arthur Koestler Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. 1 Chronicles 28:20 A cold sweat drenches my palms. Fear courses through me in jagged waves. My stomach lurches wildly […]

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Lost in Space

The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard And it totters like a shack, For its transgression is heavy upon it, And it will fall, never to rise again. –Isaiah 24:20 They were intrepid. They were bold. They wandered space encountering monstrous aliens and fearsome worlds. The story line in the old sci-fi television […]

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In the War for Independence, Who Will Be Their Voice?

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless; Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow. Isaiah 1:17 NASB A heat wave has gripped the nation as the United States celebrates Independence Day. In the midst of withering triple-digest temperatures, a cold wind blows. The chill is coming from the icy fingers of death…the death, […]

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Hero

Everybody loves a hero. From white knights to Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and firemen – we all adore larger-than-life figures. Hero is a timeless concept, a word chiseled in stone and swathed in red, white, and blue. It evokes images of dashing figures and just-in-time deliverance. A hero is someone we can believe in, lean on, and trust with our lives […]

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Two Wolves: When Your Soul Is Shredded

There are two wolves inside us. The one we feed is the one that will grow. -Native American proverb The attacks came without warning, one after another. These last months our family has been reeling from a series of setbacks we never anticipated. Problems we didn’t cause and can’t fix. Yesterday was so bad I […]

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