The marking of our Maker

The book of Revelation is probably the most well known and intriguing one among the entire 66 books of the Bible. The visions that John shares of the end times holds the attention of even doubters of the Christian faith and, among the many he records, perhaps the mark of the beast is most widely …

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Planning that prevails

If there's one thing most of us share, it's the desire to be in control. For some, it breeds the scheduling and planning that consumes our time, ensuring every hour is accounted for and the tasks of the day are all accomplished. Even the other folks, who appear to be lackadaisical and hyper-flexible with their …

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He loves me, He loves me not

Remember that little flower petal picking game back in the day? Pick a daisy and, one by one, pull off each white petal until the last one is reached and the decision is set in adolescent stone; does the one who's captured your young heart love you, or not? I lead with flowers and their …

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Destination known

Led Zeppelin and AC/DC had two hit songs, Stairway to Heaven and Highway to Hell, that when meshing together their titles make up an appropriate song title combination we could call, Highway to Heaven (which, for us oldies, was also a semi-popular TV show). Isaiah 35:8 reads, "And a highway will be there; it will …

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Patients in patience

If there is one trait that we hold that hinders us most, it is impatience. Even above pride, although it is in our pride that we find our lack of patience. Our impatience manifests itself in a number of ways: prayerlessness, an unforgiving heart, anger and discord for those we feel wronged by, anxiousness for …

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Hell is for real

Not to completely poke at the Heaven is for Real book/movie currently out, but ever so partially. While I haven't read or seen it, nor do I have any plans to at this juncture, I suggest any serious inquiry into the existence of heaven, or hell, needs to be sought after through Scripture, first and …

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The totality of time

If there's one thing that we can't fully comprehend, it'd be the idea of time as we know it as it compares to how God knows it. We're told that one day to us is like a thousand years to Him (2 Peter 3:8; Psalm 90:4); we're told that He knows every word we will …

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