Tag Archives: Love

Love Your Enemies

      Joseph There is the idea that the Old Testament is the book of Law, and the New Testament is all about grace. That is broadly true, but there are large elements of grace and forgiveness in the … Continue reading

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Growth in Grace

    Parenting, as most parents know, can be a terrifying experience. Rewarding, yes, but also terrifying. Somehow you know, that when you hold that little bitty baby in your arms, that you are going to provide a good living … Continue reading

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Silent Night

The First Silent Night On Christmas Eve, 1818, in the small Austrian village of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, the members of the Catholic church gathered for the Christmas Eve mass. The priest, Joseph Mohr, had just recently come to the church. … Continue reading

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Calmed, Healed, Sent

  Just seeing it on the shelf at the library unleashed a flood of memories. The Next Whole Earth Catalog. It threw me 44 years into the past, when I bought The Last Whole Earth Catalog on a whim from … Continue reading

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Attacking the Good Work of God; Reflections on the Unforgivable Sin

    You heard about the man they found on a desert island? He was a strong practicing Christian, and when he showed them around the island and the life he made for himself in isolation, he made sure to … Continue reading

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Keeping Love Alive

Valentine’s Day, or as they say on Wall Street, Hallmark Day. I woke up this morning to a mobile made by The Redhead, with about twenty-five hearts, and each one had on it something we loves about me, or our … Continue reading

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