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“Sticking My Neck Out”

“I have appeared to you for this purpose.”  Acts 26:16  These are words about Paul’s encounter with the risen Lord.  Jesus says in a very deliberate, non-coincidental way to Paul and each of us -  Your whole life is to be led by Me; you are to have no aim but mine.  Mine.  When we [...]


Better than Butter

I sat with a friend in a hospital waiting room yesterday, and we talked about our favorite Christmas memory. It’s a parlor game this time of year all over the world. I’m a bit surprised that most favorite Christmas’ have heart break or pain associated with them. As I look back, I think about those [...]

Crescent Moon

May I share an excerpt from "A Prayer Journal" by Flannery O'Connor.  I got caught in an airport this last weekend, and thank God I found this book.  In the middle of DFW, all around me people praying.  Snow storm.  Broken planes.  Delayed and canceled flights.  The tiniest airport chapel was crowded.  Prayer in this [...]

Mother and Child

Deuteronomy 10:20 "You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name. He is your praise." Walking about Highland Mall in busy Christmas foot traffic I saw a scene like this, a tired child clinging to his mother. It was repeated every few [...]

NOROC Christmas Wish List

Greetings from Tulcea, Romania!  Are you looking for a special giving opportunity this Christmas season? Would you like to see your Christmas gift put to really good use? Here is a way to make that happen!  We are having an incredible experience here and look forward to sharing it with you over the next couple [...]

Fresh Mown Field

Advent Joy begins this week. May I share an Advent verse: "He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. He will be like rain falling on a fresh mown field, like fresh showers water the earth." Psalm 72:6 I see the Messiah Jesus in Psalms, and I [...]

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