He will shut the door; which side will you be on what that day arrives?

I like doors. How can so many rectangles be so different and so descriptive of who the people are who live behind them? I take pictures of doors a lot.When I arrive home from a loud and busy day at school, being on the Spectrum, I'm especially sensitive to noise. I savor the quiet.  So …

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Scripture photo: Rebukes ("Church Bulletin" series)

Church bulletins are great. They contain information the congregant will need during the week, such as which deacons are 'on call', who is going to staff the nursery next week, and what time the church supper starts on Wednesday. Some pastors include sermon notes, or a devotional.The cover always contains a pretty picture and a …

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Micah’s question: Who is like God in His judgments?

EPrata photoThe faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. (Micah 7:2 NIV)Some thoughts on Micah's entreaty regarding the moral breakdown of Isaraelite society, after listening to James Montgomery Boice's exposition of Micah 7.God has stored up His wrath on sinners for His great Day. We know this because it is …

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When love includes hate

I had a Twitter interaction this week. With an opening like that, you know how the rest of this is going to go.There are Christians on Twitter who tweet verses about God's love. This is fine and great. I do that too! But there is an overemphasis in social media on God's love, and rarely …

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Chile endures 8.3 quake, tsunami

Yesterday Chile was rocked by a large 8.3 earthquake. It is the first quake of this magnitude this year. Annually, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) expects about 1 quake per year in the 8.0-8.9 range. Many years, there are none in that range. In recent history, there has been a statistically remarkable year in …

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"Be saved today"…what are we actually saved from?

I love it when preachers, teachers, theologians talk about the Wrath of God. I do love the wrath of God because it is part of Him and His holy and perfect attributes. I do not love that people will undergo the suffering of His wrath due to the penalty of their sins. The wrath is …

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"Homosexuality is the unfailing characteristic of paganism"

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, by John Martin, 1852In reading the Word of God, it is such a delight when one re-reads the same passage and yet unearths new insights. It's a delightful mystery to me how this happens, but it is also a wonderful confirmation that the Word is living and active, just …

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