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He is beautiful

“Religious people find God useful. Christians find God beautiful.” (Tim Keller) A religious leader named Simon invites Jesus to eat dinner in his home. As Jesus arrives, Simon doesn’t offer water to wash the dust from his sandaled feet. Simon … Continue reading

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Even more beautiful

“The only way to break the hold of a beautiful object on the soul is to show it an object even more beautiful.” Thomas Chalmers  You’re beginning to recognize when you’re lured by soul-poisoning counterfeits. You realize you’ve settled for happiness … Continue reading

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Armed against the tempter’s hooks

“The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.” (Matthew Henry, 1662-1714)  The tempter prowls about seeking whom … Continue reading

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A thorn to pin aside the veil

Living before medicine would have cured or medicated her symptoms, Martha Snell Nicholson was bed-ridden with intense pain for decades. In the midst of her pain, and because of it, she wrote one of the more meaningful poems I’ve read … Continue reading

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As if over coffee

A decade has flown by. The years spent teaching ABCs and 123s and imagining with dolls and dinosaurs and Dr. Seuss are now but a sweet memory for me. As I look back, I realize that during those years I … Continue reading

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