Garments of Skins

Animal sacrifices are found in many cultures and many belief systems. Which begs the question, where did this idea that blood was necessary to atone for sins originate? Glad you asked. It originated from the beginning. Look at our Lesson today in Genesis 3:21-4:7: And the LORD God made for...

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It Wasn’t My Fault!

“She made me do it.” This was the “excuse of my daughter when I asked her why she hit her sister! Wow, that’s a lot of power to give to someone else! It seems we humans have a particular gift for shifting the blame to someone else when we make...

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The Breath Of God

Phillip James Bailey, an English poet of the late 19th century, once said: “Let each man think himself an act of God; his mind a thought; his life, a breath of God; and let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds to show the most of heaven he hath...

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Made For Him to be LIKE Him

Shakespeare’s Hamlet has a character named Polonius and Shakespeare has him utter those now famous words “For the apparel oft proclaims the man.” And then, of course, there’s the famous business advice “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have!” All this focus on apparel makes one...

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The Gift of Time

Harvey Mackay said “Time is free but priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back”  This “gift of time” is all about perspective and maturing enough in your life...

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The Word In the Beginning!

“Make your words sweet. After all, you may have to eat them!” Great advice, and perfect for one who is embarking on a spiritual journey of disciplined and purposeful faith. You see, our words are icons of our hearts. That’s why paying attention to our words is part of any...

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You HAVE To See The Joy In It!

I love the look on my daughter’s face when I tell her “You can do what you want to do AFTER you do what you have to do.” Training a child (or, for that matter me!) to delay gratification is one of the most important life lessons any parent can...

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Your Looking At The Wrong Enemy!

So much conflict today is based on nothing more than finding out that someone agrees with someone else you disagree with! The friend of my enemy is my enemy. But what if all the conflicts in the world could be solved by admitting that the Source of all conflict FIRST...

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The Trumpet Is Blowing!

I was sitting right next to it! And then it went off! And I nearly jumped out of my skin. It was an alarm that let you know when someone was “breaking into the house.” I didn’t realize I was that close when they were going to test it and...

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Don’t Lock Yourself Out – Last Judgment Sunday

On this Last Judgement Sunday, we are confronted with the disturbing and uncomfortable reality that each of us will stand before “the awesome judgment seat of Christ.” As we approach the beginning of Great Lent, the Church confronts us to wake us up; to keep us awake, because most of...

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