Eyes That Don’t See: A Spiritual Vision Checkup

With healthy eyes we see well. Or at least we think we do…

It snuck up quietly, a little at a time. That’s the way some things happen. And we’re unaware until it’s too late (or almost). Like with my eyesight. I was convinced I could see. But truth is, I was going blind.

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Advent: the Missing Piece of Christmas

We mostly ditched Christmas a few years ago. Not out of Scroogish tendencies, but because of the increasing materialism. Each year it became harder for us to find true meaning and spirituality among all the commercial trappings. So for several years we did little during the holidays. 

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The Alabaster Jar: Keep Your Own Leftovers

What is there about human nature, that causes us to keep the best for ourselves? Even children instinctively grab the largest cookie. For though we all have altruistic moments, altruism is not natural for us. And that’s why the Alabaster jar accounts of in the Gospels set our spirits soaring. Deep inside, we know it’s what we need.

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We Always Leave a Testimony

Every day, regardless of where we are or what we’re doing, we are creating a testimony. EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE IS AROUND.

Now I realize that may sound strange, yet it’s true. Even when far from others, heaven is watching how we live, what we do, and what we say. And we’re building our heavenly portfolio, you might say.

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Giving Thanks Even for Fleas {Corrie ten Boom}

Can we ever be too thankful? I think not, and I believe Scripture backs me up. Yet life is often hard, and it becomes so easy to fall into the habit of fretting, complaining, or even despair.

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A Christian Response to Muslim Immigration in a Time of Fear {Casper ten Boom}

Feeling fearful, terrified even, at what’s going on in the world? We live in evil, scary times. But in the midst of it all, God trusts us to show that his perfect love casts out fear. He waits to see us reach out with love, not draw away in fear. And to give and keep on giving, no matter the cost.

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