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The Mystery of the Wise Men

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Nov 13, 2019

It’s Christmas Eve and billowing drifts of snow are racing across the frozen waters of Clear Lake. My brother, three sisters, and I are scrambling to get our best clothes on, just in time to pile into our slightly worn station wagon and head to midnight Mass. As the youngest of five children, it was hard to pay attention through …

When Life Overwhelms

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Sep 27, 2019

Does your heart ever feel overwhelmed? Perhaps you are disheartened by your inability to meet everyone’s expectations and demands. Honestly, there are days in my life when my heart vacillates between being raw with paralyzing frustration and being stimulated by a thousand agitations. Continuously, the floods of demands, disciplines, people, chores, habits, vices, and commitments create a massive quagmire in …

Why I Began Studying Greek

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Sep 23, 2019

I dreaded Greek more than any other class in college. It had me awake at 7:30 a.m., enduring lectures until 9 a.m.—and it was torture. Back then, I wouldn’t have been voted the student most likely to write studies from the Greek. Admittedly, however, the Greek did make reading the New Testament come to life in high definition. At least …

Have You Said Yes to Your God-Given Purpose?

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Aug 16, 2019

The supernatural power to carry out a purpose, call, or assignment from God is known as “the anointing.” To “anoint” means to endow someone with divine ability to do what they could not do according to their own nature and gifts. To effectively fulfill the purpose God has given you, you must have the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Are …