Tag Archives: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Dr. Horton & Edna Voss

When I first started writing guitar-based music of faith in the late 1960s, there was a lot of opposition from the church. Guitars were from the pit of hell, rock and roll was the devil’s music, even the back beat … Continue reading

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Who gave you wings?

In the story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Clarence, the angel, earns his wings by showing George the people his life had touched to enable George to see that, indeed, he did make a difference in the world. I bet we … Continue reading

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Worried about you

I spend time with an eighty-something man who is bedridden and not very communicative, at least not until yesterday. Until yesterday, I haven’t even been sure how well his mind is working. I hadn’t had a conversation with him that … Continue reading

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Christ was born; so what?

Last night, on our BlogTalkRadio interview I asked Craig McNair Wilson what the world would be like if Jesus hadn’t been born and got an answer I wasn’t expecting. He answered the question with another question (something Jesus did often, … Continue reading

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Walking with Jesus

If Jesus had never been born, we would not know that God is love. We would know some things about God that we could learn from the Old Testament, but the Old Testament tells us much more about what God … Continue reading

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It’s a wonderful life

In the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey, at a desperate time in his life, wishes he were never born. Clarence Odbody, Angel 2nd Class, sees this as his opportunity to save George from a drunken suicide and … Continue reading

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Twelve days after Easter

One more observation today from John Updike’s marvelous poem, “Seven Stanzas at Easter.” (I love that we are talking about Easter now 12 days after the event. To be sure, we aren’t exactly talking about Easter; we are talking about … Continue reading

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