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Creatively Changing Christmas Songs To Celebrate Christ More

Have you ever noticed that a great many Christmas songs have little or nothing to do with Jesus Christ.  Since Christmas is when we celebrate His birthday, I thought it might be good to tweak some Christmas songs and Christmas … Continue reading

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My God! I Want To See That Again! “Reborn To Be Wild”

When I went to my favorite Borders book store for their going out of business sale, God, as He often does, led me to a book that stirred my heart (Reborn To Be Wild).  I left the tracks of my … Continue reading

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How Can Christianity Be Boring?

Christianity teaches that God loves every human being and that He showed His love through Jesus dying on the cross for each one of us. Perhaps that concept is too familiar to many of us. We’ve heard it since we … Continue reading

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Didn’t You Know You’ve Got to Cry Sometime?

Diana Ross sings a song that asks this question:  “Didn’t you know you have to cry sometime?”  However, a popular myth in our day says: “Strong people don’t cry,” or “Real men don’t cry.”  Why, then, do they have tear ducts? The … Continue reading

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Freedom Riders And Church Diversity

I watched a two-hour documentary on PBS about the Freedom Riders, a group of young people (mostly college students) both black and white (committed to non-violence), who rode public busses together into the Deep South (in 1961) to challenge state segregation laws that … Continue reading

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Knocking Prayer (Or Prayer Knocking)

Some people like to knock prayer.  They write it off as meaningless superstition — knock on wood. Jesus spoke about knocking prayer.  Here’s the quote:  “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will … Continue reading

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Some Americans Suffered An Atrosity

I once stood in a small cemetery where a little known group of American hostages are buried. There are no tombstones, only a flat rock placed on each grave—no names to identify these Americans who suffered tremendous indignities and deprivations as … Continue reading

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