Category Archives: Comfort & Joy

Have we extinguished all the lights from the “City on the Hill?”

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” ~ Matt. 5:14   The Puritans were inspired by this directive, one which Jesus gave to his followers in His Sermon on … Continue reading

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Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride

Being several decades older than the average millennial, I’m certainly familiar with the tale of Paul Revere’s midnight ride on April 18th, 1775, warning of the British invasion. But I’d never heard the story behind Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem about … Continue reading

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Revenge? Or redemption?

When we hear about the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS and other branches of radical Islam we’re naturally angry, our first reaction is often to seek vengeance – blow ’em back to the 14th century! The Long’s have a better answer … Continue reading

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Happy Brexit Day!

Today the Brits begin their two-year withdrawal from the European Union – Woo-Hoo! (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations … Continue reading

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America’s Irish connection

Decades before we were even a country, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations were already part of America’s cultural traditions ~   Irish settlers, many of them indentured servants, brought the custom of remembering Saint Patrick to the American colonies. Boston held … Continue reading

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A Lenten meditation

A life is never so broken that our Savior can’t redeem it ~   THE MASTER’S HAND Dorothy M. Barter-Snow   I never knew the old, brown violin, That was so long in some dark corner thrust,   Its strings … Continue reading

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#AllLivesMatter to this little lady – thank God!

What an inspiring story from Louisiana! ~ ‘She is a true hero’: Good Samaritan bravely comes to the rescue of a police officer being beaten with his own baton and JUMPS on the suspect’s back until back-up arrives     … Continue reading

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Filling that hole in our hearts

What is your heart’s desire… A hot new car? Your dream home? The perfect job? Finding your “soul mate?” Winning the lottery?   Well, imagine if ** POOF ** all your fondest wishes were suddenly realized. Then you would be … Continue reading

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Founding Wisdom [Flouted by the Foolish]

  The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.   George Washington

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Another Darwin Day – and still no proof of Charlie’s theory

February 12th is supposed to be “Darwin Day,” but what exactly is there to celebrate? The more science discovers about life on earth, and the universe around us, the less likely it all just somehow “evolved” – no matter how … Continue reading

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Truth for post-truth college students (and everyone else too!)

Forget TV tonight. Here’s a much better way to spend a couple hours in front of a screen. Ravi Zacharias (internationally-renowned Christian apologist, speaker and author) and his RZIM (international ministries organization), were here in my home state of Michigan … Continue reading

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A prayer for America, and our 45th president

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