Growth Takes Time

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It’s always nice to see a familiar passage of Scripture with a fresh perspective.  This happened for me recently when my small group was discussing Galatians 5.  At the end of this chapter, Paul contrasts “the works of the flesh” with “the fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:19-23). Until now, I have always focused on the primary distinction Paul makes … Read More

Run, Run as Fast as You Can

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By now you’ve probably heard about (or seen) the photos of Kim Kardashian that were released last week.  To be honest, I choose not to keep up with the Kardashians, and I was out of the loop on the latest saga until one of the pictures appeared in my Twitter feed unsolicited.  Before long, I saw it on Facebook and … Read More

There’s Something in the Basement

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When I was in college, I loved watching scary movies.  The thrill kept me coming back for more.  Now that I’m older, the pendulum has swung so far in the other direction that I can’t even bring myself to watch a commercial for a horror film, let alone actually sit through a full-length movie. Perhaps it’s because of my past … Read More

Vision Problems

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If you wear contacts, you’ve likely been excruciated by an inside-out lens or felt the discomfort of one that’s been slightly torn.  In either of those circumstances, the pain is so immediate and so intense that it must be addressed.  But some of the issues contact-wearers face are less severe, thus more easily ignored.  For example, I’ve never kept an … Read More