Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Stones That Hold Us Back

This morning I read again Mark 10:17-34. These verses spoke powerfully to me today and I began to imagine myself as the man who encountered Jesus on that day on the way to Jerusalem. I realized that I am very much like that man. I stride confidently to Jesus assured that I have just the…

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A recent article in Science News[1] illustrates the differing views and sometimes internal struggles of scientists undertaking research in the area of gene editing. According to the article, many in the scientific community were outraged and the term “rogue scientist” was invoked when it was learned that a laboratory overseen by Dr. Jiankui He, at…

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Trouble With Normal

The Trouble With Normal

March 13th was a little more than 5 months ago. That was when, here in Canada, we realized the crest of the wave of the global pandemic was about to swamp us. Ever since we have been living with social distancing, masks or no masks, home-school, virtual-school, online classes, outbreak statistics, sickness, death, shortages, job…

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Romans 8

Romans 8:22-25 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that…

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Psalm 20:1-3 In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry.     May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.2 May he send you help from his sanctuary    and strengthen you from Jerusalem. 3 May he remember all your gifts    and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Selah (interlude) (NLT)   Lord, these are very much times…

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