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Half the Story

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Generationally, I sit in a curious place. I look back to my father’s generation and remember how they wrestled with matters of holiness. They took the subject seriously and for the most part wanted to please the Lord, but often ended up at the wrong conclusions. As a kid, growing up in our home in […]

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Changing A Nation Through Repentance

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I have heard a whole lot of media chatter, rising to a crescendo during the coverage of the passing of Billy Graham, that apparently believes the most desirable feature of the Christian message or messenger is that it is without any judgment. Frankly, it makes me a little uncomfortable. Now, I do realize that, over […]

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It’s Your Move

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I recently heard a world-renowned, young television preacher say that there was no way he could sin his way out of the grace of God. I cringe when I hear those attention-getting, flashy catch phrases bantered about so casually from an international platform, without any qualifiers, conditions or caveats. They may draw an audience. They […]

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Sin Control

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When our girls were in elementary school, and a grey Northwest winter was getting the better of us, we would all go to the Family Fun Center, here in Edmonds, to play games and ride go-karts. Besides “Frogger,” my favorite game was the Fun Center’s version of “Whack-a-Mole.” I know, I am really dating myself. […]

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Still Standing After All These Years

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I am a history buff. And I may even be willing to admit that I am a romantic. By romantic I mean it is not hard for me to close my eyes in significant historical sites and imagine the things that happened there. It has been my privilege to stand in Holy Trinity church, in […]