Author Archives: shadowsandsubstance

Building or Wrecking?

I watched them tearing a building down, A gang of men in a busy town. With a ho-heave-ho and a lusty yell, They swung a beam, and the side wall fell. I asked the foreman: “Are these skilled– And the … Continue reading

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I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians 

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians- Mahatma Gandhi  I was thinking about the dangerous truth in this quote, particularly as it relates to the ongoing struggle with hypocrisy in my life and the life of believers … Continue reading

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With Wings as Eagles

Some of you have asked for a copy of yesterday’s literal translation of Isaiah 40:27-31.   Here you go: How often, how many times, how long, do you assert and declare, O son of Isaac, and proclaim loudly, O Son … Continue reading

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What Sort of Tale?

  “I don’t like anything here at all,” said Frodo, “step or stone, breath or bone. Earth, air and water all seem accursed. But so our path is laid.” “Yes, that’s so,” said Sam. “And we shouldn’t be here at … Continue reading

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He Left it All

    There I was, sitting in my third church service in less than twenty-four hours, with thoughts all –a tumble in my brain. I admit it: I was overwhelmed by the seen needs and depressed by the number of unseen … Continue reading

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Marching Orders

    “Follow Me.” He could have been talking to the brightest, most well-educated man He found. He could’ve been speaking with a businessman who had seen enormous success, so much so that the money from a potential partnership would more … Continue reading

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