Tag Archives: Jesus

Who Do We Look Up To by Julie Arduini

As I mentioned in my last post, parenting is hard. We have a teen daughter who like most teens, enjoys YouTube and the new celebrities that are arising from that medium. If you aren’t aware, there’s a lot of drama … Continue reading

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Living in a Post-Truth Age

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions Syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay tells the story of a Duke University chemistry professor named Professor Bonk (his course was widely … Continue reading

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“Atheists for Jesus”

Opinion by Jim Denney I believe that if everyone in the world would live out the Sermon on the Mount (the words of Jesus in Matthew chapters 5 through 7) 95 percent of the world’s problems would be solved. It … Continue reading

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Consider the Wild Flowers

By Jim Denney A couple of times over the past few weeks, I’ve put off writing for the day, and my wife and I have gone out to see the brilliant “super bloom” in southern California in the wake of … Continue reading

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The Leader Who Serves

by Ray Stedman, introduced by Jim Denney from Ray Stedman on Leadership, new from Discovery House Publishers Ray Stedman was the pastor of Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for four decades, from 1950 until his retirement in 1990. I … Continue reading

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Tums in My Pocket by Julie Arduini

I love how God uses the daily things to teach, challenge, and inspire me. Last week of all the things to give me an a-ha moment, it was a packet of Tums. Yep. Tums. My guess is I needed them … Continue reading

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What is Truth? by Jim Denney

Opinion by Jim Denney, author of Answers to Satisfy the Soul Kathy Myatt has been a missionary nurse in Brazil, an instructor in pediatric nursing at Tennessee State University, and an instructor in psychopathology and psychopharmacology at Gordon Conwell Seminary. … 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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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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Jesus Wept by Julie Arduini

I chuckle when I read the title of this post. Years ago, when I was new in Christian faith, I helped out with youth group. Anytime, and I mean anytime we challenged the kids to memorize a verse or create … Continue reading

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Value, Perspective, and Jesus by Julie Arduini

It was this time four years ago we got serious and started looking for what I called “our forever home.” It took until late summer with a lot of home tours and a failed (but blessed) attempt, but as I … Continue reading

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Peace with Politics by Julie Arduini

I think it’s safe to write that 2017 was anything but boring. On a national level we inaugurated a new president, weathered literal storms and fires, mourned loss through senseless tragedy, discovered a lot of secret sin played out in … 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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I Believe, but I Need Proof by Julie Arduini

Every Easter season, I reflect on the disciples and their choices. Our church offers a Passion Play and no matter how many times I’ve seen it, I think about Peter’s transformation from foot-in-the mouth to feet on the ground to … Continue reading

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Better Skills than Alexa by Julie Arduini

The one gift I heard most that was under the Christmas tree for adults was the Echo Dot. I received one as well. With simple voice commands you can have news, weather, jokes, music, radio shows, interactive stories and so … Continue reading

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