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You and me, and the bells of Christmas

Then from each black, accursed mouth The cannon thundered in the South,  And with the sound the carols drowned Of peace on earth, goodwill to men!   It was as if an earthquake rent The hearth-stones of a continent, And … Continue reading

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A kinder, gentler kingdom

“For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, goodwill to men!” – From the poem “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I read an article yesterday that was both revealing and disturbing. It was about terrorism … Continue reading

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Full circle Thanksgiving

And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory. 2 Corinthians 4:14 God’s grace is closely tied to thanksgiving. It figures. If everything comes from God and … Continue reading

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Visible Evidence

by Marti Fischer From traditional Christian thinking to reaching outside the walls of the church, outside ourselves, John believes it is vital for Christians to recognize and learn how to participate in God’s business to bring men, women, and their … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s that simple

The recent shooting incident at a Trader Joe’s market in Silver Lake, California, has an incredible inside story that is just now coming to light. You’ve got a man inside with a gun who has been wounded in the arm … Continue reading

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Grace patriots

“John and Marti, I’m struggling to find the words, so I’ll just share that Arnold’s story, your friendship with him, his reunion with our Heavenly Father, and his and Marie’s love for each other have touched my heart.”  – Grace … Continue reading

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Grace changes us

Jesus tells a story of a man who owes a moneylender a large sum of money and the moneylender cancels the man’s debt. Having been thus freed from his obligation, this guy proceeds to go to someone who owes him … Continue reading

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The gracious heart of a father

It was one of those times when parents worry. Chandler hadn’t checked in; I didn’t know where he was or when he was coming back; and it appeared that his phone was down. I don’t care how strong your faith … Continue reading

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