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World’s Toughest Marathon

When John Kelly and Gary Robbins lined up for last year’s Barkley Marathons (2017), little could they know the drama at the end. The Barkley Marathons is perhaps the most grueling race in the United States. It is, in fact, … Continue reading

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The First Noel

Have you ever read a word a thousand times and never checked what it actually means? Noel was one of those words for me. I saw it in store-fronts and on front lawns, read it on Christmas cards, and sang it … Continue reading

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Christmas Light(s)

I recently read that light is something, but darkness is nothing. It had never occurred to me. We can measure light (how fast it travels). We can refract and reflect light (using mirrors, glass, and lenses). We can bend it … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

When I was a kid, my buddies and I would taunt each other with a twinkle in the eye and say, “When you least expect it, expect it!” We loved to say that. In many ways, that’s the message of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

It may seem like I’ve lost track of the calendar. January 1 is a month away. But today marks the start of the new year for churches all around the world. The liturgical calendar begins on December 1, with the start … Continue reading

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Comments from Colossians (2:13-15)

You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took … Continue reading

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Comments from Colossians (1:19-20)

For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. (Colossians 1:19-20; New Living Translation) Reconciliation. … Continue reading

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