Denying Ourselves

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  After my mother was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in August, someone told Mama that God was trying to get her attention and that cancer was the two-by-four God used to do that. I could never trust a God who carries a two-by-four for the sole purpose of whacking people who ignore him, [Read More...]

Colorado Shooting: Guns & Cameras

James Holmes

Here’s the thing I hate most in the aftermath of tragedies like the one in Colorado: There is no evidence of any military history.  He did not serve in the military as far as we know.  He was a 24-year-old white male, with no criminal  history and no history of serving in the military.    [Read More...]

Battle Fatigue of a Different Sort

Battle fatigue

We have not done the work of prayer. Diana Butler Bass The worst sin is prayerlessness. P. T. Forsyth   I am spending time this week with a friend who is one of the Lost Boys of the Sudan. He is also an Army Captain who has completed three tours in Iraq. My friend has commanded troops [Read More...]


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