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What Does It Mean To Be A Friend Of God?

What does it mean to be a friend of God? To fully explore the implications of that question would take far more time than I have, but I would like to look at a fundamental aspect of this question. What … Continue reading

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On How To Show You Care

Both at dinner on Sabbath and while I was enjoying a great deal of time spent with friends and family, a topic came up that drew a lot of thought and discussion. How do other people recognize that we care … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Friendship

The Art Of Friendship:  Creating And Keeping Relationships That Matter, by Kim Wier [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When it comes to books like this, I wonder … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tolkien And C.S. Lewis: The Gift Of Friendship

Tolkien And C.S. Lewis:  The Gift Of Friendship, by Colin Duriez There are not nearly enough books that have been written about the subject of friendship.  This particular book seeks to look at two particularly famous and illustrious friends who … Continue reading

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Letters From My Mailbox: Part Four

This morning when I opened my e-mail I saw the following message sent by one of our congregation’s retired pastors about one of our elderly members who had gone into surgery about a week or so before our congregation’s recent … Continue reading

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The Quests Of Others

I have written at some length about my own personal quests for such random items as kao soy (a tasty Northern Thai dish with fried noodles and spicy meat), indomethecin (a drug often prescribed for gout), and tasty but impossible … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cowboy Joel And The Wild, Wild West

Cowboy Joel And The Wild Wild West, written by the Gagnon family, illustrated by Seth Yoder [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Sometimes good books come out … Continue reading

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We Need To Talk

According to former president Ronald Reagan, the most terrifying words to hear from someone are:  “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.”  That said, among the most terrifying words that people can here is the expression “we need … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Reception Of Refugee Populations

For a variety of reasons, some of them intensely personal, I think often about the reception that refugees and exiles receive in areas where they are surrounded by strangers far from home.  And while I must admit that I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dress Codes For Small Towns

Dress Codes For Small Towns, by Courtney Stevens In many ways, this book serves as a sort of wish fulfillment for rural progressives who long for a way that Christians can prove themselves disloyal to unpopular biblical morality and celebrate … Continue reading

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