Suffering to Understand Why There is So Much Suffering

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This morning I was watching the news and seemingly every other story had to do with some kind of suffering.  There were interviews of people in Japan that are still suffering from the effects of the earthquakes, suffering in different parts of our country that recently went through severe weather, suffering of those who lost loved ones, suffering of people … Read More

Earth in Heaven

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This past weekend my family and I buried my father, who lost his life to cancer.  Over the past few days many different people have reached out to us and showed us much love.  While without question I am  thankful for everyone’s kind words and encouragement, I was discouraged on how low our view of heaven is.  Countless times over … Read More

Peaking with the Puritans

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Katie and I are going to try something this year called “Peaking with the Puritans.” Most people think of the Puritans as a rather dour lot, spending their time burning witches and stitching scarlet letters. Historical perspective these days is no more accurate than a game of telephone in a knitting circle. Puritanism was a revival of true religion (in … Read More

Don’t Believe the Hype

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One of the cassette tapes that I had to hide from my parents when I was little was a Public Enemy tape.  Public Enemy was a rap group from the late 80s and early 90s with lyrics laced with profanity which is why I hid it from my parents.  Perhaps my favorite song of theirs was one of the most … Read More

My Christmas Wishlist

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One of the things I have always had a hard time with was answering the question, “What do you want for Christmas?”  I never know how to best answer that question.  However, this year I think I know the answer.  This past week I stumbled upon an old hymn written in the late 1700’s by a man named William Hammond … Read More