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Category Archives: faith

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on […]

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In what seems to have become a tradition, Leah and I spent the day preparing for our family’s Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow. As usual, we first prepared our hearts by reading our weekly passage, Luke 1:1-25. There is SO much to hear within the words contained in those verses. It took us 2 or 3 hours to talk through […]

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I thought I would share something a little different here today, and that is how I have been doing my personal Bible study each week. I have been studying The Story of the King…reading and contemplating the life of David…along with other believers at Rio Vista Community Church. I hope you, too, have found the delight of […]

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In light of Robin Williams taking his life this month and David Wong’s thoughts about Why Funny People Kill Themselves that I have placed at the bottom of this post, I am reminded that it is not only funny people who build a straw man in order to garner attention and acceptance from others— with the outcome ultimately leading to death… […]

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“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer   Dietrich Bonhoeffer 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity’s role […]

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