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Lost Things- and the God Who Loves Them

“Mom, are you still looking for Yuki?” I can’t help it.  Even though my cat of fifteen years has been gone for nearly a week I keep hoping that she will come home.   In every room of the house I find myself looking out the windows, pressing my face against the screen so I can…

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Orphans No Longer

All commands given by God have this in common: they are easy to say, but hard to live. In this post, I want to focus on one of these commands: to care for orphans in their distress (James 1:27). The cause of the orphan is of late getting the attention that it deserves within the…

Debt Paid

Redemption Waits

“Don’t try and interview me.  Because there are a lot of things in my life that I don’t want to talk about,” she had told me before we met for coffee.  And yet, here she was pouring out the details, horrible heart-breaking details, of the choices she had made and the gut-wrenching fall-out.  What to…

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The Other American Church

You’ve hear about the churches that major on gay marriage or single out gays for exclusion and ridicule.  They get lots of press. Here’s what many other churches are doing.  You won’t hear about them in the paper so I thought I would share one story about the “Other” American church here: One morning last May, my husband…