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The Whole Earth Is Full of His Glory

This morning I was catching up on what I “should” have been reading during my quiet time the past few days. It wasn’t because I’ve been slacking off lately. Rather, I occasionally allow myself the freedom to read other things. So, this morning, I was doing what I “should” do, which is reading the first […]

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The Holidays: Trying To Be Happier than We Are

We are on the cusp of what most Americans now refer to, somewhat vaguely, as “the holidays.”  The phrase conjures up cold, crisp air, warm houses, and harvested fields filled with hay bales and shocks of corn with a dusting of snow, as well as evergreen wreaths, lit candles, cookies, and parties. Underlying it all […]

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The Sabbath: Life, Limits & The Pursuit of Happiness

If you would like a genuine spiritual experience, here’s a suggestion. Next time you’re out and about on a Sunday afternoon—let’s say you’re coming home from church—and you stop by the local supermarket or big box store to “pick up a few things,” do this: When you enter the store, pause for a moment and […]

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Woodstoves and the Spiritual Life

Learning how to use a woodstove isn’t all that complicated until you actually buy one. You would think that, once it’s installed, all you would have to do is put wood in it, light a match, and then close its door. However, for those of us who grew up in Southern California, where people’s heaviest […]

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