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Looking to God

Looking to God

The meaning of some words are obvious. Others represent such deep concepts that language fails us at times. This is one reason that some Bible verses appear to convey different meanings based on the words chosen during the translation process. Some translators take a...

What do You Value, and Why?

What do You Value, and Why?

I recently watched a documentary on the history of coffee production. The commentator noted that coffee is the second most valuable legally-traded commodity in the world. Apparently only oil is more valued by mankind. I’ve been fascinated by coffee since childhood. I...

Unmasking Evil

Unmasking Evil

Many who serve in roles having to do with security have likely come face-to-face with evil more than once. Those among them who serve internationally, especially in low-visibility roles, have moved among evil for so long that it becomes easily recognizable, even when...

No Greater Privilege

No Greater Privilege

What comes to mind when you hear the word “privilege.” For some the word speaks to the special access enjoyed by those who are wealthy or who have powerful connections. Acceptance to Ivy League schools without much effort, front row seats at NBA finals, and membership...

In Control

In Control

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved dogs. Some of my earliest memories are of the Basset Hound my parents had when I was born. I never really knew Puddles, as he was called. He died when I was still an infant. For most of my life since, however, various dogs have...

Three-Dimensional Warriors

Three-Dimensional Warriors

Books and movies can be wonderful. So can images, videos, and information presented online. The issue is, each of these mediums convey content in only two dimensions, length and width. 3D movies do a good job of adding a third dimension, an illusion of depth, yet even...

Harnessing Time

Harnessing Time

At times the natural world displays awesome power. Think about the overwhelming force unleashed during a hurricane, tornado, flood, or tsunami. These tragic events wreak havoc when they occur in locations inhabited by people and property. We are indeed fortunate that...

Confidence vs. Arrogance

Confidence vs. Arrogance

I recently watched a three-hour documentary about the Spanish Armada. In 1588 King Philip II of Spain sent a fleet of 130 warships toward England. The plan was for this Armada to meet up with ground forces waiting just across the English Channel in the Netherlands....

More Than Coincidence

More Than Coincidence

The Bible contains many accounts of God’s supernatural intervention in the affairs of men, women, and children. Among them is Peter’s miraculous escape from prison as recorded in Acts 12:1-19. After recognizing that killing a Christian named James pleased the Jews,...

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