Sticks and Stones

“What is in your hand?” God loves this question. When He first appeared to Moses from a burning bush He asked him, “What is in your hand?” Moses replied, “A staff.” That was enough for God. For the rest of the story, Moses’ staff released plagues over Egypt, parted the Red Sea, scared water out […]

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Solomon, on reading effectively (for church leaders and anyone who wants to grow)

“The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.” (Ecclesiastes 12:11-12) These are important words for anyone […]

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Heart Punch

Have you ever been punched in the heart? Not your literal, physical heart, but your more vulnerable internal one? You will know if you have, simply by gauging your emotional reaction to the term. Heart punch. It is a blow that thuds into your emotions leaving you feeling sad, sickened, and despairing all at once. […]

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