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He is risen just as He said

For centuries Christians have put little cemeteries by their little churches and on the outskirts of their little towns, waiting for that blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God and savior Jesus Christ.

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a prudent woman is from the Lord

Katie gives our shared life roots and steadiness, things I need. Things every man needs.

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Christmas chimes

The winter will end. The darkness will recede. Everything will be as it should be. Every celebration points to this day and every disappointment does too.

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for you delighted in them

The congregation converted a barn into a chapel in Omega, a village that no longer exists. But the church still exists. And thrives.

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pleasant places

Today I’m taking a long draught from this river of delight. Tomorrow shadows may fall across the lines of my life. But I will still have a beautiful inheritance

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why marriage matters

Covenant making is not merely about the symbolism of what we do here this afternoon. It is about substance. This is no mere contract that you make.

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teach faithful men

Paul does not tell Titus what sound doctrine is, at least not at first. He begins by telling him what it will look like if people believe it.

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the work of angels

Angels are so powerful, it doesn’t take many of them to get the job done. In human history, they have almost always appeared in ones and twos. But Christmas Eve was different.

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the silence of the night

I’m not saying if we sang a few Christmas carols our politicians would quit lying and our celebrities would quit fornicating. I’m just saying we have gained nothing by banning such music and have lost a great deal.

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the secret life of Santa

Originally posted on the daysman:
Photo by Elizabeth Conley, the Detroit News. On Christmas Eve The Detroit News covered my Santa persona, crafted over the years as a bit of mischief to encourage imagination and fantasy among small children and child-likeness (not childishness) in adults. Kim Kozlowski, the reporter, started out to write about my…

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