Growth

Mother is measuring growth of child
Growth is one of those experiences in life to which the more you watch, sometimes the less you see. For example, as parents, it’s not unusual to establish some area of the home, a door post in the pantry or…
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Maturity

Allergy Testing
Several years ago, one of my friends approached his boss to ask for a raise. “Why do you think you deserve an increase?” the boss asked. “Well, it’s been one year since my last raise and I’ve been here for five…
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Rubies

Thad & Sharon Senior Prom
  See that girl? One bitter cold October Friday night, as a newly minted High School senior, I was ecstatic at the prospects of my first school dance of the season. “See that girl,” said my friend Leonard, “she’s really…
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Perfect Judgment

Golden Justice Symbol
With respect to what we’re supposed to do and not do, the judgment of man is completely opposite that of God. Let me explain. The bible is full of do’s and don’ts. Honor your parents, don’t covet, pay your taxes,…
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The Apology

Men shake hands at business meeting
In 1981, my bride Sharon and I were two wondering wandering Catholics searching for spiritual insights. We had recently moved from Denver, Colorado to Orange County, California with two little boys, and a third on the way. I had a…
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Is the Bible preserved?

bible study tools
Original Languages of the Bible   God’s word, the Bible, was originally written in Old Testament Hebrew (with Daniel, Ezra and a few other places written in Aramaic). And, although Jesus and the Apostles primarily spoke Aramaic, the common language…
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Sovereign Salvation

ephesians chosen
Man’s Free Will vs. God’s Sovereign Election How are we saved? Through our free will acceptance of the Gospel and God’s ratification, or through God’s sovereign appointment? Preconditions Before we begin, it’s important to acknowledge Isaiah 55:8-9: “Indeed, my plans…
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Incarcerated

Handcuffed man behind prison bars
Will a door be opened?   Matthew 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the…
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