Category Archives: loneliness

4 Minute Daily Devotions: Anxious Living

I was reading the other day that film director and actor Woody Allen cannot sleep at night because he suffers from an anxiety about death. He’s an atheist and he can’t come to terms with the fact that his death … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: A Faithful End

How a local funeral became a place of blessing after a tragic plane crash. Psalm 145: 14 The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Podcast version click here I was at a … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Mourning and Dancing

Ecclesiastes 3: 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. I think I must have conducted about 750 funerals over my 23 years in ministry. When I was a … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Same Kind of Different as Me

It’s one of the best books that I’ve ever read in my life. Even my wife Evelyn, who devours books avidly, was amazed at how quickly I finished this book. Usually, because of my biblical training, I scour each sentence … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Where Best to Invest

Now is not the time to invest in stocks; now is the time to invest in church. John 4:34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” In these … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: World AIDS Day – Past Mistakes

Today is World AIDS Day, a day of supporting those who suffer from HIV and a time to seek a cure. It’s also a day when the Christian Church needs to repent of our unpleasant and uncaring past.   Revelation … Continue reading

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Religious news: Michael Jackson Becomes a Muslim

From Big Network News Troubled pop star Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and changed his name to Mikaeel. The Sun.co.uk reports that Jackson, 50, was dressed in the Islamic garb as he pledged his allegiance to the Koran at … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 05

Chapter 6: A Piece of Pi   P88      God: or if you don’t want to do that, you can do whatever you want.   Q: is this what is meant by free will? What does it mean to you?   … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Celestial Song

Last night, I watched a movie that dealt with separation issues in a beautiful way – through the gift of music. It was called “August Rush.”   Podcast version here   Genesis 1:4 God saw that the light was good, … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack (04)

< Chapter 5: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner   P67      Perhaps there is a suprarationality: reason beyond the normal definitions of fact or data-based logic; something that only makes sense if you can see a bigger picture of reality. Maybe … Continue reading

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