I used to tell my kids, “pain hurts.” But that doesn’t mean it can’t do some good! Pain is a good thing, I’ve come to realize. I’m not just talking about physical pain, which is incredibly important all by itself. Without physical pain, we would not be forewarned of appendicitis, cancer, broken bones, or most […]
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“But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” (1 Corinthians 9:27) The Corinthian church gave Paul the apostle grief in certain areas … seems like there was a small but rebellious group within the fellowship that thought it necessary to challenge […]
As you read this, please understand that we live in Santa Cruz County, CA. But the rest of the country is catching up, if you want to call it that. So a while back my wife is hanging out with one of our granddaughters at the local elementary school. As they are leaving, a couple […]
A while back, I read a book entitled The Heart Of A People by Moshe Avraham Kempinski. In it he tells the story of his father, who fought in Israel’s War of Independence in 1948. Five Arab states had attacked Israel following the United Nations mandate which granted her statehood. This is how the story […]