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passing through walls like rocks pass through water

I once heard an explanation that’s stuck with me. We were studying the passage where Jesus, in His glorified body after His resurrection, passes through the walls into the room where the disciples are hiding. Do you remember it? “That … Continue reading

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We were there, plotting and scheming

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there when they crucified my Lord? “‘Were you there when they crucified my Lord?’ the old spiritual asks. And we must … Continue reading

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they were part of God’s plan

I know it seems odd to see wise men as Easter approaches. We usually only think of them at Christmas. But how delightful to remember, at all times of the year, this amazing truth: God planned, before the world was … Continue reading

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the northern light’s speak

“Human beings have fallen in love with the echo of God’s excellency in creation and lost the ability to hear the incomparable, original shout of love. The message of creation is this: There is a great God of glory and … Continue reading

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What to do when I can’t understand

When I cannot understand anything in the Bible, it seems to me as though God had set a chair there for me, at which to kneel and worship; and that the mysteries are intended to be an altar of devotion. … Continue reading

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The God who made this

The God who made this and this and this made you. The God who fashions the molten glow of a golden sunset, who designs the mesmerizing gaze of a magnificent tiger, who suspends each whimsical, yet meaningful, rainbow among the … Continue reading

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your first waking moments

What do you do with your first waking moments? Some days we don’t have a choice — a crying toddler stands at our bedside with urgent needs, or we wake to a nurse making her early morning rounds. But, what … Continue reading

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everyday wonder and worship

Many mornings when I leave the house, head down, running late, thoughts whirring with lists of the duties of the day ahead, I’m stopped in my hurried tracks by the sound of a songbird’s lilting voice from leafy branches. God … Continue reading

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the seahorse – a diminutive declaration

I went with my daughter and her friends to the Georgia Aquarium last week, and of all the displays of underwater majesty there (dolphins, belugas, rays, penguins), I kept finding myself standing and gazing through the glass at the diminutive … Continue reading

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ferns and summer and rays of sunlight

  Summer smells and sounds, summer colors and places and memories. Which, if you imagine your happiest summer moment, come to mind? Do you dream of  a cool haven tucked away in the deep green of a wooded wonderland? Do … Continue reading

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kitties on fences

Caught by my daughter’s camera lens, this kitty tiptoes along her wooden railing, peeking out from her far-away world of red poppies and tall grass.  I like her cavalier air, this little feline I never met. She’s agile and confident, … Continue reading

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Why is water so shiny?

I wonder why water is so shiny. I don’t mean that I wonder at the physics behind glinting sunlight reflected on a late-afternoon river. I don’t want to understand the formula for the change in the direction of a light … Continue reading

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The worlds Thy hands have made

I gaze, speechless. My pulse quickens, and my eyes well with tears. And as I stare at the images brought us by the Hubble Space Telescope, I find myself whispering, “Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee, how … Continue reading

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