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Taking Time to See

Taking Time to See

It takes time to be able to see. Blindness does not let go of us all at once. It takes patience and repeated efforts to open ourselves to the light.

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Goodness in Temptation

Goodness in Temptation

Why would the Spirit of God lead Jesus into temptation? Perhaps there is something in temptation that can lead to our growth.

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Teaching the Commandments

Teaching the Commandments

Jesus does only does ask us to follow God’s commandments. He asks us to teach others to do the same.

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A Hint

A Hint

Why do people believe in a God who guides their lives? People believe because when they examine their own experience they find indications, hints if you will, that there is a power in this world other than chance.

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The 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas

The full cost of the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is $107,300. The huge expense indicates how much we are expected to give.

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Santa and St. Nick

Santa and St. Nick

The history of Santa Claus can help us appreciate more deeply the meaning of Christ’s birth.

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Presenting the Mess

Presenting the Mess

Jesus, unlike other guests, is coming for the mess of our lives.

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Heartbreak

Heartbreak

What can we do when pain and loss enter our lives? Although we cannot explain evil, we can negotiate its presence though acceptance and “throwing together.”

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It Is Never Too Late

It Is Never Too Late

Our salvation does not depend on our goodness—only on God’s goodness.

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The Good That Is Gone

The Good That Is Gone

When the things we take pride in are destroyed, it is then time to place our pride in God’s faithfulness.

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The Consistency of God

The Consistency of God

When you are tempted to doubt what will happen after death, look at what is happening before death.

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Zacchaeus Moments

Zacchaeus Moments

Zacchaeus moments are when we thought we were only going to observe but then discover that Jesus has something different in mind.