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Can God do anything?  Well, almost. Here are five things He can’t do. See you as a failure “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Cor. […]

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Five authors from the Writers Connection visit prisoners at the state penitentiary in Salem, and we share essays about grace. (Click here to view Part 1.) Afterwards, we mingle with the inmates. I meet Calvin and Ron, and ask them, “How is God using incarceration to mature you?” Calvin says he’s learning that every decision […]

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I walk through the front door of the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. Will it be like jails I’ve seen on TV and in the movies? Thursday night at 5:45, five Writers Connection authors, including director Cornelia Seigneur and I, stuff our personal belongings into small lockers. Then we drop shoes, watches, and keys onto […]

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An airplane zooms overhead and you feel the vibrations of the loud engine in your chest. Do you look up? Get dozens, or even hundreds of emails a week? Which ones do do you take time with? Which ones do you delete? Every day we’re bombarded with TV, Internet, cell phone, and engage in person-to-person […]

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In last week’s post, I’m back in my college days. It’s crunch time—a Music History 101 exam. In my head, a sinister voice of temptation competes with a quiet voice reminding me to do what’s right. (Click here for part 1.) Do I tough it out on my own? Or “borrow” a couple of answers […]

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Back in my college days, it was crunch time—the Music History 101 exam. I set my books on the concrete floor of the spacious arena classroom and glance up at the clock. A short minute or two to mentally review the eras of music. Medieval. Renaissance. Baroque. Classical. Romantic. Contemporary. Sure, I know the names, but […]

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What does God call us to do when we experience tension in personal conflicts? (For last week’s tips, #1-4, click here.) 5.)  Forgive those involved. Take a few minutes and make a mental list of whom you need to forgive. Breathe out resentment. Breathe in forgiveness. 6.)  Speak present-future over one another. Acknowledge the contributions […]

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Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7, ESV) Pay attention to the enemy of your soul. He’s got something you need. Following the car accident in February, I was laid up with leg, back, neck, and facial injuries.  By March, I was restless. I couldn’t even […]

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You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13) Following the crash, crunch, shatter of a car accident three weeks ago, I found myself in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital. I closed my eyes and looked for God’s face. I […]

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Crash!  Crunch! Shatter! Our Toyota Rav4, on an off-ramp of I-205, was struck from behind by another car one night last week.  My whole body was jolted into pain. A shower of broken glass from the rear window as it was crushed. A second impact—we were pushed into the car ahead of us.  In what […]

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