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The Immigrant

When I visit a town I always search out old bookstores for I find that in these places there are myriad books which have long been forgotten.

Each book was written by someone who lived and touched the lives around them. Regardless of age, the authors still have valuable life lessons to convey to the reader.

Recently, I came across an elegant book of poetry written by a Scottish woman. Her name was Annie McLeod Kuzma, the daughter of a blacksmith in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Gospel of Imperfection

The Gospel is for losers

I Met Jesus in Church Today!

'Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?' Then the King will say, 'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me – you did it to me.' Matthew 25:37-40 The Message

High Horses and Higher Ground

 

 

 

 

 

High Horses and Higher Ground
by Don Williams

I’ve had it with prodigals
Slamming doors in God’s face;
Plotting their escape;
Risking self and others.

Book Review: A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation

Growing up Seventh-day Adventist, I always found it strange that the majority of Christians worship on Sunday. Though I attended Adventist schools from kindergarten through university and we often discussed the importance and “rightness” of Saturday as the proper day of worship, the why behind Sunday worship and the how it came to be were never addressed.

How We Grow Spiritually (A Parable)

The thing I like most about our yard and the thing I like least are related.

Between our yard and the neighbor's yard, there are five towering evergreens. There’s a massive oak. In the middle of the front yard is a giant, ancient, Japanese maple. It’s beautiful. Surrounded by all these trees, our home feels like it’s in the country—private and quiet. I love having all those trees.

Romans in Widescreen

A review of Sigve K. Tonstad’s The Letter to the Romans: Paul among the Ecologists. The Earth Bible Commentary #7 (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2016).

The Rehoboam Syndrome and Its Cure

Much of the Hebrew Bible undermines the prevailing view of power and hierarchical control in the ancient Near East.

Reading the Bible: Feast or Snack?

We all have our favorite Bible verses.

“'For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Jeremiah 29:11

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

A Review of Word by Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice

There are books that seem to appear in one’s life when they are most needed. So it was with Word by Word by Marilyn McEntyre. In the midst of packing up boxes for a move across state lines, my reading McEntyre’s thoughtful devotional served as a little lifeline of peace and profundity in the midst of the chaos that accompanies ending a chapter of life and beginning anew.

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