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  After a day of insanity and politics, we return to our regularly scheduled programming. I’ve said what I am going to say. It is an odd thing that happens, not very often, but tonight, we had one of the deepest meetings, we have sat, in a...

“If you could change you fate, would you?” It’s a fascinating question asked in one of my favorite movies, Brave. I love Merida, she’s a spitfire, strong, sassy, opinionated and of course a redhead too. Merida’s also very determined to writ...

Jer. 2:21 “Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?”Have you ever felt like just giving up on God, tossing your faith and all that you’ve built with...

1 John 4:18 (NIV) “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”*Hopeful*Well, it’s been a pretty exhausting week for me. No, I haven’t been...

It's that sense of helplessness and suffering unproductively at the hands of others that gives a feeling of anger and resentment. When you feel like all you are doing is for naught. That nothing will come from all of your labor. That others are hurti...

Daniel Waheli, with his wife and children, was serving as a missionary in a predominantly Muslim country in Africa. One night, six men came. Four of them had guns. They took him and put him in a small cell with a thin mattress.He had been questioned...

Last year (2015) was by most estimations a “bad year”—when there wasn’t an active shooter on the loose, there was a demagogue riling up xenophobes, a killer cop avoiding indictment, or a new season of True Detective. It was bad. But there’s...