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How to live with conflict this Christmas

But the fruit of the Spirit is … [May I have the envelope, please …] love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) “Glory to God in highest heaven, … Continue reading

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Glad tidings of great JOY!

But the fruit of the Spirit is … [May I have the envelope, please …] love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) Do not be afraid. I bring … Continue reading

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‘As you wish’

But the fruit of the Spirit is … [May I have the envelope, please] … love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) Earlier this year, we had some … Continue reading

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Course correction

My last three Catches were about Joseph, earthly father of Jesus. In the first one I challenged some conventional thinking about Joseph in suggesting that he didn’t stand up for his wife’s story about why she was pregnant when he … Continue reading

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A Christmas Birthday Wish

Sometimes he can go through a whole morning without ever thinking about it. In so many ways Jesus was just a normal almost seven-year-old kid playing soccer with his friends in the street. But then he’ll pull a move like … Continue reading

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Make like Joseph

We don’t know a whole lot about Joseph except that he was of the House of David (a descendant of King David necessary for the fulfillment of prophecy) and he was obedient. When God said get up and go, Joseph … Continue reading

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How the birth of Jesus messed up my day

My Catch hit so close to home yesterday that it never got out. I had already decided to explore what we could learn this Christmas season from the life of Joseph, not expecting to find out right off the bat … Continue reading

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Making sense of a messy world

The wise men have always been my favorite because they were … well … wise. I’ve always been attracted to people who are wise; who have the ability to use their minds effectively to think, rationalize, analyze, and articulate the … Continue reading

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