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With Such an Army 

School isn’t just a place where you learn something, school is primarily a place where you become something. You get new tools, new perspectives, new information, new goals, new priorities. This past autumn, Andrews University, a Christian school in southwest Michigan celebrated its fourth annual Change Day. (In the interest of full disclosure I must […]

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The Kingdom Advances Among Friends

As far back as either could remember, Archie and Ron had been friends. Ron lived on one side of the street with his parents and grandparents, and Archie came often to visit his own grandparents on the other side. Archie was a year older but that didn’t matter. Any spare minute they could find they […]

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I’m Here; Just Listen

Twyla was thirty minutes into her morning quiet time and it was going well. In recent days she had sensed a deepening desire to truly walk with God. To know His direction in her life, to be ready to go on His errands, to hear His voice when He spoke. As she came to the […]

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Hangin’ Out

Think for a moment about the people you rub shoulders with on a regular basis (keeping social distancing in mind, of course). What percent of them would you guess are born-again, devout followers of Jesus? I’m not asking you to be judgmental, only observant. You and I both know a lot of folks who, unless […]

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Let Nothing Steal Your Song!

December 24, 1914. For five months the world had been entrapped in what history would call World War I. Before it was over four years later, 15,000,000 would die. But nowhere was there more agony than on “The Western Front.” The Germans and the British sloshed in ankle-deep mud in their trenches and tried to […]

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That’s Where Hallelujah Comes From

My friend, Paul, lives in the central part of the United States. His widowed mother still lives in Europe; Romania actually. She is 79 and she lives alone; in the same house for decades. It’s a friendly neighborhood; she knows all her neighbors, and they know her. Paul is in touch with her regularly, but […]

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My Brother’s Brother

Early in the Scripture narrative there appears a story that likely caused you to gasp the first time you heard it. There had been an excruciating confrontation between the first two people God made and the devil camouflaged as a snake. The people lost. As the devil was slithering out of the beautiful garden I […]

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Hope Vendors

I love to be the rainbow in someone else’s storm, don’t you? I mean, what can be more satisfying than to find someone going through a really dark valley, and then sense that you are being used by God to help them discover they are not alone, that He is at their side to help […]

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Is There a Pattern Here?

A couple of years ago Ruthie and I were travelling through Virginia, and as we entered the city of Fredericksburg we discovered it was the burial place of George Washington’s mother. Both of us are amateur history buffs so we searched till we found it. The site is not in a cemetery but in a […]

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God’s Got This

As I look around may I list half a dozen indisputable learnings: We’ve learned that even in the midst of one of the most devastating global events in human history, we can still trust the God who made the stars. Even though we’re in a mess, God’s got this. It is confirmed that there’s an […]

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