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Spring Has Sprung

Even though I’ll rarely name spring as my favorite season (autumn typically grabs that distinction), every time the vernal season rolls around, I find myself in joyful anticipation. The whiff of fresh earth in the air, the peeks of greenery and the receding snowbanks all conspire to generate excitement about warmer days ahead and the […]

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Check Your Emotions at the Door?

At Redeemer, our answer to that question is… Nope! We seek to be whole people who are wholly transformed by God, and so we acknowledge that it’s not just a matter of believing the right things (having our intellect and doctrine in order) or doing the right things (choosing righteous actions); God also wants our […]

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Because You Say So…

Every time I read through one of the Gospels, I’m struck by the rollercoaster ride that Jesus’ disciples seem to be on. Some days, everything seems to be going their way. Other days, they face unexpected setbacks and perplexing situations. There are times when Jesus seems gracious and friendly to them, and other times it […]

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Let’s Linger at the Manger

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas celebration with friends and family. We Peases were very thankful and blessed to have our family together, including some from out of town. It’s hard to imagine a better reason to gather and celebrate, than to remember again the gift of Jesus Christ from a loving God at […]

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I Thank God for You!

I find myself particularly thankful as I write this article. Not only is this the week of Thanksgiving (which our family will have the opportunity to celebrate by visiting a lot of our family out in Massachusetts), but we’re also nearing the end of 2017, which is my first full year of being blessed to […]

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One Step Closer…or Further

I imagine you’ve heard it said that it’s actually quite impossible not to move. Even as we sleep in our beds, we are (along with the rest of planet Earth) hurtling around the Sun at a speed of approximately 67,000 miles per hour. Of course, we’re also spinning on Earth’s axis, and the whole solar […]

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Whom Might You Bring?

There is enough introvert in me that I generally genuinely enjoy time alone. While others might consider running alone an exercise in isolation and drudgery, I appreciate the time and space that solo runs, hikes and drives allow for prayer, contemplation and rejuvenation. That said, there is something wonderfully special about sharing those adventures with […]

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Forward by Faith

I find that about 90% of the time that I’m shaving in the morning, there’s a song running through my head, a song that just pops up on my brain’s playlist. Sometimes it’s a folk tune, sometimes a hymn, sometimes an obscure ‘80’s rock song. Recently, the tune of the day was “Forward by Faith,” […]

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How’s Our Connection?

Recently, I was struggling with a portable lamp that seemed to be on the blink. At first I thought the bulb was blown, but when I monkeyed around with the cord a bit, I was able to get an occasional flash of light out of it and concluded it was a bad connection. I was […]

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