Category Archives: predestination

Book Study: The Shack 13

Chapter 15: A Festival of Friends   P209    Mack – He could see that the stars were in motion, not hurriedly but smoothly and with precision, as if there were grand celestial conductors coordinating their movement.   Q: Why are … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Hudson Miracle

Yesterday, we all saw a miracle unfold on the Hudson River. A US Airways flight heading to Charlotte lost both its engines as it was taking off, and the veteran pilot had to glide the plane into the water. His … Continue reading

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Book Study: the Shack 11

Chapter 13: A Meeting of Hearts   Page 183:         Mack – What’s this? God has time to catch a few rays? Don’t you have anything better to do this afternoon?   Papa – Mack, you have no idea what I’m … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Valkyrie

Evelyn and I have our own New Year’s Day tradition of going to the movies to see a new blockbuster. There’s usually a show mid-morning, so it gives us the rest of the day to relax and perhaps do some … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Simply Serving

Why do we, as Western Christians, feel entitled to God’s blessings? Are we meant to serve or be served by God?   Luke 2:39       When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Homily

I can remember it as if it were yesterday. It was Christmas Eve, 1968 and I was an eleven year old boy – yes, I am 51 – and I was captivated by the Apollo 8 team, whose dangerous and … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Divine Separation

How could God let go of Jesus all of those Christmases ago?   Psalm 113:5, 6            Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 07

Chapter 9: A Long Time Ago, In a Garden Far, Far Away   P128    Mack about Sarayu (Holy Spirit) – No wonder so many people are a little unnerved at relating to her…She obviously is not a being who is … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 06

Chapter 7: God on the Dock   P105    …but Jesus went straight to Papa and, kneeling at her feet, began to wipe off the front of her clothes. He worked down to her feet and gently lifted one foot at … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Obama’s Election

The election of Barack Obama has brought about a new wave of hope across the world; but are we in danger of idolizing him and replacing God?   Podcast version here   Isaiah 49:8     This is what the LORD … Continue reading

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