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Second Chances

“To live without hope is to cease to live.” Fyodor Dostoevsky I wonder if we will look back on 2020 and tell those too young to remember it, “To live…

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Weak Like an Eyelash


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JoJo: “You are weak…like an eyelash. I am born of Aryan ancestry.” Elsa: “Break free, great Aryan” [Elsa twists JoJo’s arm behind his back and pushes him down]. “There are…

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A 500 Foot Lie

A 500 Foot Lie by Ray Haynes Take a trip to Wichita Falls, Texas and you could see the “World’s Littlest Skyscraper.” It’s a 40-foot-tall brick oddity that brings to…

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When Christian Leaders Fall How Do We Respond?

  I was so moved by John Cooper, lead singer for the Christian rock band Skillet, who recently responded on social media to several disclosures of young Christian leaders renouncing…

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Too Blind To See

Have you ever wanted to walk where Jesus walked? Fifteen years ago, in southeast Jerusalem a sewage pipe burst in the middle of a neighborhood. A crew of construction workers…

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When Mercy Can’t Triumph Over Judgment

Things don’t always go the way we think they will. In 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field between King Richard III and Henry Tudor during the War of the…

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Teach Us To Number Our Days

“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom…Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of…

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April 2018 Newsletter

A Dog Among Lions by Ray Haynes What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.  William Shakespeare That famous line is…

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March 2018 Newsletter

The Perpetual Passover by Ray Haynes This weekend we celebrate Palm Sunday (first known as Pasha), which originated in the Jerusalem Church around the late third or early fourth century….

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2017 Newsletter December

A Worm at the Gate of Mercy   So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to the…