32: Old Man Winter

Have you noticed that no one bats an eye when they hear someone say, “Spring is just around the corner, but Old Man Winter isn’t going down without a fight.…

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31: Three Special Breeds of People

In 2 Timothy 2:3-7 of our Bibles, Christ-followers are encouraged to develop qualities found in three groups of people. “Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.…

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30: Chiropractic Is My BACKground

Before I became a pastor, I was a chiropractor for eight years. I’ve always been fascinated with the human body and chiropractic training fed that interest. Three years before starting…

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29: Resurrection or Resuscitation?

Every day in hospitals across the world, the words “Code Blue” result in doctors and nurses rushing into a patient’s room with electronic devices to restart the patient’s heart. Are…

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28: Three Blind Mice

Was there an underlying lesson I was to learn from the nursery rhyme, “Three Blind Mice?” Was there a significant message other than learning that mice scare farmers’ wives and…

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27: King of the Hill

Greed, unrestrained ambition, arrogance, pride, revenge, rage, and ruthlessness. Sounds like the evening news. I found them in the Bible’s short book of Esther. An orphaned Jewish girl raised by…

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26: Wind Chasers

My wife and I live a short distance east of Portland, Oregon, at the west end of the Gorge. The Gorge is a canyon that follows the Columbia River along…

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25: Two Roads

One of the word pictures Jesus used to communicate spiritual truths was that of two roads. One is wide and full of people. The other is narrow with fewer travelers.…

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24: Snow Storms
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Here in the Northwest we’ve had a relatively mild winter. While the eastern two-thirds of our country has been brutally blasted with cold air and snow blizzards from the north,…

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23: Reunion
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I just received an invitation to the 50th reunion of my high school graduation. My first response was unbelief. How could fifty years have passed so quickly? Secondly, it brought…

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Why Doesn’t God Do Something?
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In one of my earlier blogs, I stated that God knows the future, as evidenced by hundreds of fulfilled prophecies in the Bible. A logical question would be, "If God…

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20: Paintings
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When we were first painted, our colors were dazzling… we were called .... precious… priceless… beautiful… cute. But as time went on we began to HEAR the MOCKING sounds from…

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19: Call Your Lawyer!
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An important title of Jesus is tucked away in the small book of 1 John in our Bibles. Verse 1 of the second chapter says, "My dear children, I write…

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Life Isn’t Fair!
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Our pastor has been speaking for the last few weeks about ways in which Jesus described God, His Father. This past weekend he spoke of God’s GENEROUS nature. I like…

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