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EASTER: What Just Happened Here?

If you’re anything like me, the whole Easter thing didn’t even click until you were an adult. I recall “Easter” baskets, candy, coloring dozens of eggs, and hunting for them. I also recall the annual trip to Penticton, British Columbia, for a picnic and some go-cart racing. Then, one unsuspecting (to me) Easter Sunday, it […]

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GOOD FRIDAY: How Awe-Full

If you’re anything like me, when you were growing up, you were completely oblivious to terms like Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. You certainly would have had no idea that any of that led up to the big holiday in the springtime called Easter… or why! My friend, now that I DO […]

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I AM Whosoever!

If you’re anything like me, this Thursday – Maundy Thursday – you will be at your local church, God willing, to hear again the story of the Last Supper, and Jesus’ command to Love One Another. This week, Holy Week, is my most-cherished week of the whole year. Look at the events that took place […]

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Ash Wednesday – Dreadful or Beautiful?

If you’re anything like me, you have missed the mark. Which mark is that? A perfectly sinless life. Even a sinless day. Or an hour. It never fails. Practically the moment I lay down the law, I break it. I HEAR the words I am speaking, and yet, as though I did not, there I […]

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I Need The Season Of Lent — And So Do You, My Friend!

If you’re anything like me, your childhood church attendance was more forced than chosen. My mother decided where we went to church. She was the Christian parent. Dad, not so much. She chose the local Lutheran church. My sister Tessie, my brother Freddie, and I, all went to Sunday school and church there. That’s where […]

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The Darkest Day

If you’re anything like me, you believe the promise of salvation in the Scriptures and you are not afraid of death. One day we believers will be alive in Christ Jesus, forever. Amen. The Darkness Before The Dawn The darkest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere is December 21. The day of the […]

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Why I Decided To School My Son At Home

If you’re anything like me, you have considered homeschooling. You’ve got to start somewhere, and we started at home. My son, Simon, was spelling words like face, lace, pace, and race for me while we were out and about. Not exactly homeschool, but not exactly not. He was two. Halfway through grocery shopping once, Simon […]

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