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A new reason to love Chick-fil-A

A new reason to love Chick-fil-A

love Chick-fil-A.  The food is great, the service is almost always better than anyone else’s, and they are absolutely clear about the fact they are a faith-based business.  I was in college when Chick-fil-A wanted to open a place in the mall where...

The word of the year: Gaslighting

The word of the year: Gaslighting

erriam-Webster has a formula for choosing their word of the year. It involves the number of times a word is searched on their site throughout the year, eliminating words that are frequently searched for spelling or punctuation.  The word...

The quiet moments of Christmas

The quiet moments of Christmas

uiet moments are rare these days, especially at Christmas. We live during a time in history when there is always something available to divert our attention. Have you noticed kids rarely say “I’m bored” anymore? Adults don’t say it very often...

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

his is the week we celebrate Thanksgiving, but, for Christians, thanksgiving is to be our lifestyle. Someday in heaven I will look up a Christian woman by the name of Hannah Whitall Smith. Every now and then I read about women in ministry and...

What was Samuel’s secret sauce?

What was Samuel’s secret sauce?

eople are often surprised to hear that one of my favorite biblical heroes is Samuel. I talk a LOT about Paul. King David and Solomon are fascinating. And the prophets were . . . well, prophetic!  But, if there is a sign-up list for people I’d like...

St. Peter’s scale

St. Peter’s scale

asn’t it nice to wake up this morning to ads about insurance and toothpaste instead of ads about political candidates?  I voted early this time and then kept the remote nearby so I could reach the mute button. As I write these words, I don’t know...

When you aren’t sure what you believe

When you aren’t sure what you believe

ne of my neighbors has a sign in their yard that is creating discussion among those of us who regularly walk past it. The sign represents what most of our culture now believes. Interestingly, it represents what a LOT of people in our churches also...

New beginnings

New beginnings

s we pack away another holiday season, let’s take just a minute to pause and consider the year ahead. There will be moments in nature that take our breath away. There will be moments of laughter that lighten our spirit. There will be moments of...

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