Category: Devotional

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Advent Notes: Duane W.H. Arnold, PhD

Advent Notes God is with us. These are comforting words, and they are meant to comfort, but not only to comfort, for the Incarnation means more than God coming down and becoming man, as...

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TGIF

I didn’t get much sleep last night. It was one of those nights when the cares of this world wake you up and demand attention you’re too tired to give them. I finally fell...

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TGIF

On a whim, I decided to buy my cat Liam some catnip mice to play with. I’ve never had a cat that was the least bit interested in catnip, probably the result of having...

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TGIF

When my old friend Smokey died , it seemed like a part of me died with him. I’m at that age when the losses pile up and crush you…the weight of the Fall suffocates...

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TGIF

I had to take Liam to the cat emergency room the other night. This is always difficult…Liam hates to ride in the car and he loathes veterinarians. Both of these would seem odd if...

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TGIF

They would never say so out loud…they fear God and love me…but they are angry. They are angry with God and as His representative in their lives…they are angry with me. They cannot address...

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TGIF

“Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or...

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TGIF

“The only person who dares wake up a king at 3:00 a.m. for a glass of water is a child. We have that kind of access.” Tim Keller It was actually about 3:30 when...

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Things I Think…

1. I think I have no use for any theology that describes believers as being “safe”, as if faith allows you walk over and through all the pain in life unscathed…we are ultimately safe...