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    Cowardly Clyde: Coming Out Of The Darkness And Into The Light

    LIVING IN DARKNESS Cowardly Clyde was a cowardly horse who was terrified to enter the dark woods. Ultimately, he gained confidence and courage and was able to enter the woods and pull out the dreadful monster that loomed there—a monster that dissipated into nothingness when exposed to the light. We,…

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    The Bonds We Share: Grace and Mercy

    The apostle Paul knew what it was like to be bound. He was familiar with physical bonds and prison walls. So he was qualified to speak something on the matter. He taught: “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember…

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    Freeing Ourselves Of Barnacles: Learning How To Forgive

    THE BARNACLES IN OUR LIVES   He was a sailor. He loved the oceanĀ and the ships on which he sailed. And despite the rough and temperamental seas, he always managed to arrive home safely. He was my children’s hardworking and adventurous great-grandfather, Benjamin O. Of all the threats to a…

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    From Shame To Forgiveness: An Invitation To Come To The Table

    “Come to the table.” Those words. That invitation. That unbelievable invitation that is meant for each one of us. An invitation extended to us by Christ himself, to join him at the table. (See The Parable of the Great Banquet in Luke 14: 15-24) Christ was very good at preparing…