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Cast All Your Cares to God

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”  – 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” – Psalm 55:22 In 1972, singer Bill Withers released his Billboard-topping, hit single “Lean On Me”. The song has an inspiring…

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World Communion Sunday

For this blog entry, I’d like to look at the topic of Christian unity. October 2nd … World Communion Sunday. A day described by the National Council of Churches as a time to “promote Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation” among Christian churches worldwide. At the center of World Communion Sunday is the observance of the…

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A Fresh Start: God’s Forgiveness of Sin

There was an interesting article last month about a 31-year old Russian man, named Valery Spiridonov, who will be the first head transplant patient in medical history. What’s especially interesting about this case, aside from making medical history, is the reason for Mr. Spiridonov’s decision to undergo this risky operation. He suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann’s disease,…

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Taking Things for Granted

There’s a company called Oliver’s Travels that offers luxury wedding packages in the southern area of France. As part of their services, the company even guarantees a sunny day. For the “small” price of $150,000, Oliver’s Travels will fly planes near the wedding venue and spray silver iodide into the clouds, scattering them and drastically…

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

There’s an old saying in the field of computer programming, “garbage in, garbage out.” This phrase is used to express the idea that input directly affects the quality of the output. What makes this saying particularly useful is its universal application as a general life principle. What we put in determines what we get out.…

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Faith in Action

Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” As Christians, we know our faith in Christ defines who we are…

Do You Know UMCOR? 

UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church. As part of the UMC General Board of Global Ministries, the people of UMCOR focus all their energies on serving vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover…

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No Man Is An Island

As a commentary on the importance of human interaction, the English poet John Donne once wrote, “no man is an island unto himself.” From the moment each of us is born, we are initiated into a societal collective.  We become a part of something we all desperately need, a community.  Human beings were created to…

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A Fresh Start

A fresh start, a new beginning. Those are the words that crossed my mind as my wife and I began our move to sunny Maricopa.  The only problem was, before we could arrive, we had to go through the hassle of moving, of collecting boxes and packing up.  I once read that moving, aside from…