Tag Archives: God

Why Does God Allow It?

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions In the 1981 movie Time Bandits, the satanic Evil Genius (played by David Warner) wreaks enormous carnage and destruction on … Continue reading

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Cosmic Coincidence—or Calculated Design?

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions Last week, I talked about the cosmic case for faith in God, which I first encountered in the April 1987 … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Case for Faith?

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, was a confirmed atheist. I never met him, but my good friend, actress … 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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Football and Faith: Remembering Reggie White, the Green Bay Packers’ Minister of Defense

Opinion by Jim Denney The called him The Minister of Defense. Whether he was preaching or playing football, Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White always worked hardest on Sundays. In the spring of 1996, I spent several days with … Continue reading

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Emphasizing a Word by Nancy J. Farrier

  Have you ever heard someone talk about how your perspective changes depending on which word is emphasized in a sentence? I’ve heard it done with questions and the result can be very interesting. For instance, if you ask – … Continue reading

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Learning to Savor the Moment

By Marilyn Turk It seems like I’ve spent most of my adult life in a hurry. Raising three sons born within four years and working full time in the big city corporate world forces you to hurry. Looking back, that … Continue reading

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Lyn Cote Asks-Is God an Author?

Lyn Cote Asks-Is God an Author? I think He is. And a very good one. Just think of all the movies made of his “memorable” stories–Samson and Delilah (could a man be that dumb?–evidently–yes), The Ten Commandments (will we ever … Continue reading

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If you build it, He will come.

By Marilyn Turk If you’ve read my previous posts, you know I directed my second writers’ retreat this year. For months beforehand, I planned, prepared, and promoted the retreat, praying and trusting God to make it as successful as last … Continue reading

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Wildflower or Weed?

  By Marilyn Turk Am I a Weed or a Wildflower? When I go for a walk in our neighborhood, I head for the nature trail, preferring trees and greenery to asphalt and concrete. One of the benefits of the … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and the Life-Changing Power of Stories

by Jim Denney Clive Staples Lewis — “Jack” to his friends and family — was raised in the Church of Ireland. The death of his mother when he was nine years old shattered his happy childhood. By age fifteen, he … Continue reading

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Child-Like Faith by Julie Arduini

This has been a year where I’m pouring everything I can into our children. More than basic life lessons, I’m trying to show them prayer strategies to draw them closer to Christ and believe not just in God, but believe … Continue reading

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Spoiled Children Don’t Grow by Julie Arduini

It seems like so many people I love are in a holding pattern, circling the runway to promises fulfilled. As a parent, I underestimated how shattering this would be. When the kids were little, their safety and prayer they would … Continue reading

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Unmet Expectations by Julie Arduini

The last time I posted, I shared that my word for 2017 is transformation. I mentioned the different ways I thought it would play out, and already I’m seeing in some ways I was right on track, and others, not … Continue reading

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Hearing From God

What do you do when faced with a tough decision? How do you handle uncertainties and doubts? Have you ever forged ahead in an area only to find you landed smack dab in a mess? The Israelites were a chosen people, … Continue reading

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