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5in5, Day 1

Yesterday began the songwriting challenge called “5in5”. The challenge? Write a song each day, start to finish, for 5 days. It’s grueling, heartbreaking, embarrassing, moving and encouraging. Writing a song and sharing it with others bares one’s soul to the … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift We Can Give

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 – Now brothers, I want to clarify for you the gospel I proclaimed to you; you received it and have taken your stand on it. 2 You are also (being) saved by it, if you hold to … Continue reading

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Words about words

Praise the Lord, sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the saints. – Psalm 149:1 Sometimes words get stale. Words have connotations; they carry “baggage”. New terms enter the cultural scene with poignancy and … Continue reading

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Tie One On.

While Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon who had a serious skin disease, as He was reclining at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of pure and expensive fragrant oil of nard. She broke … Continue reading

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Why the Old Testament?

I would like to vindicate God… but I know I can’t. I’d like to settle His score and set the record straight. The trouble is I’m feeble-minded, biased, fickle and maybe even arrogant. With these handicaps in mind, would you let me try? … Continue reading

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Hi ho, hi ho…

The best way I know to pass long hours in a tractor is with the radio. Maybe that’s because it’s the only way; but still, it’s a good way. But what’s a man to do when the songs get repetitive? That’s when I make up my own … Continue reading

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To make a short story long…

Mrs. Stilwell lived at the edge of my universe. Her house was the nearest one to mine, but it was a half-mile uphill on a rock road and my six-year-old legs could barely pedal a one-speed Ross that far. If … Continue reading

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