our relentless rebellion against love

A few days ago I shared a collection of photographs featuring the hawk family that recently moved into our neighborhood. Today I have a few more. The stately raptors are evidently attracted by the plentiful variety of available woodland creatures. I miss the constant traffic of the other birds around our feeder, but I can hardly fault their …

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What does it mean to be, “Created in the image of God”?

The psalmist wrote, I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. (Psalm 139:14) This morning my inspiration is coming from two sources. First, the Bible; then, our daughter Naomi's latest artwork. The two come together when I think about creativity, and about the process …

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shadowlands and a glimpse behind the veil

his morning I'm sticking with the topic of C.S. Lewis for another day. The great thinker's writing is "in my head" right now. Here's a quote to get the ball rolling: We do not merely want to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be …

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Mondays Rock! (and why yours should too)

The heavens keep telling the wonders of God, and the skies declare what he has done.  Each day informs the following day; each night announces to the next.  They don’t speak a word, and there is never the sound of a voice.  Yet their message reaches all the earth, and it travels around the world. …

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A Teachable Spirit

Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart... (Psalm 86:11) The other day, interviewing a professional musician for a newspaper article, I posed the following question: "If you had the opportunity to take a sabbatical (at full pay), and to spend one year back in school, …

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