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An Office Blessing

When was the last time you blessed your office?

Feminist Psalmist

The modern reader with modern views about gender and gender roles has much to put up with in the Bible.

Why I Don't Wear a WWJD Bracelet

I have never been a fan of those WWJD bracelets, where the initials stand for the question, "What would Jesus do?" They seem to imply that we should answer that question at every turn and that it should then influence our actions. What would Jesus do? OK, then I will do exactly the same.

10 Signs You Should Not Be Getting Married in a Church

May God bless all those who marry, wherever they may do so, that they will rejoice even more in love's winter than in its springtime.

Neck Verse

History is rife with occasions when knowing Scripture by heart has made a material difference in people's lives, even saved their necks.

The Power of a Funny Apron

I have heard a lot of stories like this, from people who wear a comma pin or carry something that points to our church.

Happy Birthday!

I love birthdays, probably because my mother always made sure that our birthdays were fun and festive. Our family would all dress up for dinner and, as the birthday boy, I got to determine the menu.

Jesus' Packing Instructions

People have different philosophies of packing.

Memorial Day

It is said that no one can hold back the river of time, and that is true. Time does rush on. But we can build bridges across the rushing river, and today — Memorial Day — is one.

Palm Sunday

There's a neat trick to folding the palm fronds in just the right way so that they become crosses. Let's turn our palms into crosses so we won't be tempted to use them as swords.