Posts Tagged with "kids"

About Bullying

Friday, May 6, 2011

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We attended my son Brian’s DARE Graduation last week and in addition to the anti-drug messaging, they now include raising awareness about bullying. There were several eloquent messages from police officers, the mayor, school officials and state legislators.   They shared some tragic stories about the effects of bullying in the area – including victims […]

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Proof

Saturday, January 15, 2011

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So one Sunday just before worship started, this church member named Barb came up to me and stopped me. And she joyfully said, “Christopher! I was reading my Bible last night. While I was reading, I came across this verse and I thought of you…You’re our letter!!” I thanked her and then looked at the […]

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The Other Side (of the Wilderness)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

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I have never physically been in a desert or wilderness. I flew over one once in Africa. I have read about them. But I have been in the wilderness. I know the wilderness. And I suspect many of you do too. Let’s talk about the wilderness… In the Bible, the wilderness is an arid, dangerous, […]

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The Biggest Sinners

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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So I know that I am late in grasping the phenomenon of the television show The Biggest Loser (the finale was last night). But having watched just a few episodes, I wanted to share some interesting spiritual connections. As you may know it is a reality show where people who are dangerously overweight, with professional […]

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Whispers

Sunday, December 12, 2010

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Once upon a time, I sat next to a girl in a class in which the desks were two-person desks. Often the teacher would go around the room and randomly ask quiz-type questions of students. And often when the girl I sat next to would hesitate or seem to be stuck, I would lean closer […]

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For You – From God

Friday, December 3, 2010

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It loves you and accepts you – knowing (or not knowing) what you have done or where you have been – it loves and accepts you just as you are. There is nothing you can do or have done or will do to make it turn away from you. It has no limits. There is […]

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Nearness and Hope (What We Need)

Friday, October 22, 2010

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“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18   We live in a world of joy and heartbreak. But it often seems like the heartbreak is more prominent. Reading or watching the news gives a daily dose of everything that is wrong in the world. But we know […]

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Homecoming

Friday, October 8, 2010

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In June, I began my final sermon in Grandville with the story of my parents, Kate and Carter, and how they worked for many years at the youth center in my hometown, Fair Lawn, New Jersey. They were very good at “adopting” young people who were at-risk or just didn’t have many friends. I talked […]

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After All (You Can Come Home to God)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

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Hello: Here is this week’s Living Water. It is actually the final chapter from my book Giving Faith a Second Chance. I just felt like someone out there might need to hear this today. Blessings, Christopher “He who counts the stars and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting His own […]

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(You Are) Wonderfully Made

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Psalm 139:13-14 Wonderfully Made (Classic) “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14 I don’t know much about knitting… But I do know that knitting is a craft […]

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