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The Time of Hiding is Over

The Time of Hiding is Over

“Restore us, O God; let your face shine upon us, and we shall be saved.” Psalm 80:3 Study Hall in my junior high was not conducive to studying. The administration did everything in their power to make it work, but most students did not cooperate. It was difficult to sit across from friends and be quiet for five seconds, let alone forty-five minutes. In Study Hall, we used to toss pennies at each other. You would put a penny between…

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Wiping Away Tears

Wiping Away Tears

“Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,”  Is. 25:8b My daughter is not much of a crier. When she does cry, it’s often at the most random of times and in the strangest of places. She would look at us and say, “I have no idea why am I crying right now, but I can’t stop.” Then we would all laugh. Pain and suffering are not always reasons for people’s tears. My wife, also not much…

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The Bug in the Room

The Bug in the Room

“I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!” Gen. 45:4 Coming home to our apartment in Brooklyn, NY, was always a creepy experience. As soon as the door opened and lights were turned on, we could hear things scatter for cover. At first, it was just a feeling, but then we developed an ability to listen to the sound of the critters crawling. It wasn’t that hard to do. We thought these were cockroaches until we discovered…

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Brain Hacking and the Search for Peace

Brain Hacking and the Search for Peace

“(God) comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.” 2 Cor. 1:4 from The Message translation Last night on 60 Minutes, Tristan Harris, a former Silicon Valley technology designer, was interviewed about cell phone use. Harris has been speaking out about an issue called brain hacking….

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Lord, Help Me See More Clearly

Lord, Help Me See More Clearly

“And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and his sight was restored.” Acts 9:18 What do you see when you look at the image above? My initial response was a large insect looking directly at me. However, after spending a longer time staring, I see two people sitting around a campfire with smoke drifting away. Then again, it could be a view looking down on the handle bars of a motorcycle.  The options seem endless. In 1921, Hermann…

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God Rescues the Needy

God Rescues the Needy

“…He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.” Jer. 20:13 Yesterday, I met with a family to discuss how to cope, emotionally and physically, with a parent suffering from dementia. Dementia/Alzheimers takes the mind and personality and leaves behind the physical appearance of the person you love. Caregivers are forced to mourn the loss of that person they once knew each time they visit. It is incredibly difficult. There was a woman I once visited…

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The Desire to Be Well

The Desire to Be Well

“Jesus…said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” John 5:6” Kevin Mitnik’s life as a hacker began when he was 13 years old. He persuaded a bus driver to help him bypass the punch card system used by the City of Los Angeles bus system. The ticket punch and an unused transfer slip he found in a dumpster, allowed Kevin Mitnik to ride buses for free. By the time he was 16, Mitnik found a way to hack…

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Holy Ghost Hunting

Holy Ghost Hunting

Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” John 4:48 Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson were Rhode Island plumbers with a passion for ghosts. They were able to turn their fascination with paranormal activity into a successful career. In 2004, the company they had formed, The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), launched the reality show, Ghost Hunters. The show featured the TAPS team visiting a location which had experienced some paranormal events. The owners…

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Sighs Too Deep for Words

Sighs Too Deep for Words

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.” Romans 8: 26 I cannot watch the movie, Titanic. It’s not that it is a bad movie. It’s a creative storyline and there are so many memorable scenes in it. More than once I have stretched out my hands and shouted, “I am the king of the world?”  Then there’s…

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