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Father Brown versus Father Brown

Watching the BBC’s Father Brown on Netflix on my computer. Opinion by Jim Denney I’ve been reading G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown detective stories while also viewing the BBC television series Father Brown on Netflix. That’s probably a bad idea. … Continue reading

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A Season of Giving

They say it is better to give than to receive. And isn’t it true? Giving someone that perfect gift can fill us with much more excitement than opening a gift ourselves. On Tuesday I was at the mini mart and … Continue reading

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Dog Bones and Baby Jesus by Julie Arduini

I’m always on the lookout for the simple things around me that God might be using to show me something. Through the years I’ve learned He is my loyal defender thanks to dive bombing cardinals, and that my dread opening … Continue reading

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A Baby Changes Everything

I love this time of the year. All the Christmas decorations are up. Presents bought. Christmas cards are ready to mail. Now, it’s time to sit back and enjoy this most wonderful time of the year. Christmas represents a time … Continue reading

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The Proven Power of Prayer

Opinion by Jim Denney, author of Answers to Satisfy the Soul: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions Some years ago, my brother Tim was driving on a two-lane highway after dark, returning home from college in Southern California.  At … Continue reading

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Death and Destruction in Paradise

Opinion by Jim Denney I have visited Paradise. Years ago, we visited my wife’s brother and his wife in their home in the northern California town of Paradise in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Our kids played in the snow on … Continue reading

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Every Day is a Gift

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! What a glorious day. A holiday dedicated to giving thanks. It is one of my favorite days of the year. Although I do believe it is important to practice thankfulness all year, not just one day in … Continue reading

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The “I See You” Snow globe by Julie Arduini

This isn’t your traditional Thanksgiving Eve day post, but my prayer is you find hope and a spirit of thankfulness through our experience I’m about to share. Fifteen years ago on this very day, we nearly lost our daughter. Over … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine. By now, the weather has shifted from warm to crisp. The trees are still turning here in Texas, and it’s the kickoff of the holiday season. A time when families gather together to … Continue reading

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Angels and Space Aliens: An Unexplained Personal Account

Opinion by Jim Denney In the summer of 1970, before my senior year in high school, I went with a high school youth group from California to a Young Life camp at Malibu, British Columbia. During the long drive up … Continue reading

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It Is Well with My Soul

I am sure you have heard and even sang the words to the timeless hymn “It Is Well with My Soul.” These six words alone can teach us a lot. But when we look at the story behind the words, … Continue reading

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Thankful to Blog by Julie Arduini

I can’t believe it’s November. I also can’t believe this is most likely the ELEVENTH year I’ve presented some form of a thankful series on my blog during this month. This year I’m taking it back to the beginning where … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget! (by Hannah Alexander)

Hannah Alexander here to remind you that if you haven’t left notes for yourself everywhere in the house, and if you don’t typically know what day it is because your personal schedule is like ours–never the same day twice–this is … Continue reading

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What Are You Thankful For?

When the calendar flips over to November, it seems that the times flies by to Thanksgiving, and then before you know it, Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy surrounding the Christmas season and overlook the … Continue reading

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Citizens of Another Kingdom

Opinion by Jim Denney I was reading a science-fiction story today by Fred Saberhagen. Titled “Stone Place,” it is a story in his futuristic Berserker series. The story contains this interesting exchange between two characters, a skeptical poet-warrior named Mitchell Spain … Continue reading

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