Diversity into Unity: A Love Story

God delights in diversity. And from it, He gets a kick out of creating unity. Hence the surprise love story of two very diverse people. He’s a Mexican engineer-turned-pastor, transplanted to Texas 15 years ago, and now the pastor of Insight for Living Ministries’ Spanish-language ministry, Visión Para Vivir, and the pastor of Stonebriar Community […]

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Trophies

He was brilliant. Clearly a child prodigy . . . the pride of Salzburg . . . a performer par excellence. At age five he wrote an advanced concerto for the harpsichord. Before he turned ten he had composed and published several violin sonatas and was playing from memory the best of Bach and Handel.

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Coming Home

We must have resembled a scene from Grapes of Wrath as we rambled along the highway. Several layers of redwood forest dust mixed with pine tree sap covered our car. The cartop carrier was loaded with miscellaneous stuff, including a bike wrapped in a blanket flapping in the air, piled on top of several boxes of “family fun stuff.” We were homeward bound and glad of it.

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Redeemed

You would be hard-pressed to find a more delightful story than that of Ruth. On the surface it reads like a romantic mini-drama in three scenes. Nice girl falls on hard times; girl meets man; man marries girl. But as with any really good story, just below the surface there are some very important ideas […]

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Soul Work

There is much talk these days about the soul. We hear of soul formation, soul care, soul healing, soul longings, and soul connection, to name a few. The emphasis on the soul is great because it is the eternal part of every human life. The soul is the birthing place of our desires, passions, longings, […]

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Free to Be Funny

Next to musical tastes among believers the use of humour has got to be one of the most controversial. As a pastor and as a Christian I have had almost as many discussions about what is acceptable and funny as I have had about music. Some would say humour, like music, defies analysis. It is […]

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