Pretending until it’s real

“All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.” Thus said Screwtape, the shrewd demon mentor, to Wormwood, the demon-in-training, in C.S. Lewis’ classic The Screwtape Letters. I think Screwtape was onto something. Self-help and success experts have long preached the virtue of acting in ways that are consistent with our […]

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Where was God at the Boston Marathon?

Where was Jesus when multiple bombs exploded along this year’s Boston Marathon route, shattering loved ones’ hearts and instilling fear into an already anxious culture? Where was He ten days earlier when Pastor Rick Warren’s son took his life into his own hands? Where was He during recent tsunamis, natural disasters, and cruel expressions of […]

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Something beyond song

After our Sunday services this weekend at Grace a number of people commented to me about A.W. Tozer’s essay, “Something beyond song.” Since the weight of Tozer’s words seemed to resonate with so many people, I thought would post them here for you to read and enjoy as well. “Both the Bible and the testimony […]

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Fix in times of peace what might break in times of war

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. That’s decent advice for some areas of our lives; however, when it comes to our key relationships there needs to be a caveat: if it could break, fix it before it does. Even more specifically, fix during times of peace what might break during times of war. Right […]

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Do you see what you have or what you don’t have?

Where are you looking? It’s an important question because where we look determines what we see, and what we see determines how we feel about our lives. If we consistently look at what we don’t have our lives will be filled with discontentment, frustration, or regret. Conversely, if we intentionally look at all of the […]

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