how worship solves our mysteries

Throughout the generations, a consistent form of human entertainment has been the solving of complicated puzzles. Whether it is an old school, 1,000-piece puzzle in a box, a Rubik’s cube, or word puzzle games on our phones, the challenge to solve baffling puzzles fascinates. It is far less fascinating, however, to encounter riddles or mysteries […]

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popping the balloon

Have you ever played with a partially inflated balloon, or a tied off surgical glove? If you have, you’ve noticed a curious dynamic. When we squeeze a limp balloon in our fist the pressure from our grip displaces air and causes bulges to appear in between our knuckles or thumb. Then, if we try to […]

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Living among lions…now what?

When David was hiding inside a cave from King Saul, he penned these plaintive words: “I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts…” (Psalm 57:4) Can you relate to David? Have you ever wanted to hide inside a cave? Have you ever felt pursued by King Saul, or […]

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i was wrong. i’m sorry. forgive me.

Can you say those words? Do they come naturally to you or do you tend to stumble, stutter, or choke when you try to speak them? They are not always easy to say. Occasionally they pour out of us effortlessly when we plead with a loved one to forgive us from some shortcoming or offense, […]

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joseph meister lived

In 1885, a young boy named Joseph Meister was attacked and mauled by a rabid dog, thus contracting the dreaded rabies disease. At the time of this attack, the famed researcher, Louis Pasteur, was experimenting with a rabies vaccination for animals. He had successfully developed a vaccine that seemed to work on rabid dogs but […]

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