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X – EXILE

EXILE DAY 184: 2 Kings 18; 2 Chronicles 29; Psalm 141 CONTRASTS As we enter a new period in our bible timeline, interestingly we don’t spend much time on the Northern Kingdom’s dismantling and scattering…

TRUE GREATNESS

A farmer, a meteorologist, and a firefighter... sounds like the start of a bad joke.  But these three guys:  Jason, Craig, and Steven came to mind this week.  On the surface, just hearing their names…

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT?

Fake it till you make it   How often have you heard that phrase?  Been given that advice?    You’re getting ready for an interview for a job you really want, you really need... Your team is…

THE DIFFERENCE ONE DEGREE MAKES

Back in 1979, 257 people left New Zealand for a sightseeing flight to Antarctica.  Unknown to the pilots, there was a 2-degree error in the flight coordinates.  Most people hearing that would think that’s “close…

FOLLOW OR LEAVE – ONLY TWO OPTIONS

In a matter of days, my beloved college students will be returning to campus for (hopefully) a return to a normal, in-person, Academic Year.  After a year where half of them were on campus, half…

IF YOU CAN SEE HER, YOU CAN BE…

In recent years, there’s been a renewed energy in the feminism movement. At its core, the primary goal is advocating for equality between men and women.  Historically we can see how wrongs were addressed through the…

WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART?

A few weeks ago, a friend and I were playing a trivia game online.  One of the questions that came up asked “This company since the year 2000 has used the tagline ‘What’s in your…

KING OF OUR HEARTS

Why does God seem to make things so much harder than they need to be?  Do you ever wonder that?  That’s not meant to sound disrespectful or irreverent.  It’s a curiosity that pops up from…

WOE SHEPHERDS

Rarely does the first reading, let alone the first words of the first reading kind of stop me in my tracks as today’s did.  The prophet Jeremiah begins with the word  “WOE” - (which, in…