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Testing is a part of life.

Testing is a part of life.

Testing is a part of life. It was certainly a part of Jesus’ life. Luke’s reflective narrative on testing brings us to the recognition that testing can take many different forms and take place at many different times in our...

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Temptation— necessary part of my life with Christ

Temptation— necessary part of my life with Christ

Lead Us Not into Temptation is a daily devotional/ study for Lent on the subject—we should say, the experience—of temptation.  Jesus taught us to pray, “Lead us not into temptation,” which mysteriously implies that God could, and perhaps sometimes does....

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This more beautiful world.

This more beautiful world.

“Look,” I said, index finger tapping a dictionary entry, “‘Lent,’ in its root word, means ‘spring.’” My two young sons glanced out the window at the snowcovered yard. “That means Lent is a time for us, like other living things...

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The great cloud of witnesses across the centuries!

The great cloud of witnesses across the centuries!

Cloud Devotion is based upon The Cloud of Unknowing, one of the great classics of Christian spirituality. It was written in the middle of England perhaps near Nottingham, in the middle of the fourteenth century. The anonymous author wrote in the language of common people, not...

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Unique Christmas Gifts 2019

Unique Christmas Gifts 2019

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Find unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list with beautiful gifts they’ve never seen.Creative Christmas gift ideas for the whole family Shopping for mom? Find Christmas gifts for mom to give her moments of peace,...

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Happy 144th Birthday to Rainer Maria Rilke!

Happy 144th Birthday to Rainer Maria Rilke!

More than a century has passed since Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) wrote these poems, yet they continue to draw readers as if they had first appeared only recently. This has much to do with their lyric beauty and with the...

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Why Wait? The Meaning is in the Waiting

Why Wait? The Meaning is in the Waiting

Imagine entering a room and finding a beautifully wrapped present on a table. Attached to the present is a label that reads: “This present is for you but don’t open it now . . . wait.” An instruction like this...

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The story behind the most popular Christmas carol.

The story behind the most popular Christmas carol.

Imagine a snowy evening in one of the old small towns of Austria, eleven miles north of Salzburg—in a little village called Oberndorf. The year is 1818. A schoolmaster and a priest are quickly rehearsing for Midnight Mass. Father Joseph...

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