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Measuring Up

When I was a missionary in the Philippines I learned to appreciate the jokes of my hosts and co-workers. I say “learned to” because their sense of humor is quite different from mine. Much of their humor is based on wordplay and therefore difficult for a non-Tagalog speaker to appreciate. For instance, one of their…

One Heartbeat Away

Dearly beloved, Are you dying to live, living to die or both? Death is a daily occurrence in our world as 152,000 people took their breath yesterday. The same number today and every day! Do these stats surprise you, shock you or both? (They are our brothers and sisters.) “An estimated 100,000 Christians are killed…

Abounding!

When I was in 9th grade, I learned a valuable lesson. Like many boys that age, I thought it would be fun to shoot a rubber band at my family cat. I put that big band on the end of my index finger, pulled back and …. Like a rubber band being stretched, vision produces a…

Prepare for “Scare”

Dear Church Family, Prepare for “scare.” This weekend when you go about your business look out: you’re going to see lots of people in freaky costumes and ugly masks. And it gets worse, because on Monday night others will be pounding on your door, demanding treats lest they play some haunting trick on you. (Hey,…

Truth has Stumbled

This week one of our elders sent me an article that started with the following verse, “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey…”  Isaiah 59:14-15a (ESV). It may be said that one…