Northern Light

Empowered by the Spirit

I think, were we better students of church history, that we would be amazed at how often past history blooms in present experience. I was reading an article this morning that summarizes the Canons of Dort. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the international conclave called by the Dutch Reformed church in November 1618…
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Empowered for the New Year

  4:30 AM, Monday December 31, 2018. I awaken to a small electric hum that takes me a few seconds to identify. It is the battery backup on the recliner Linda sleeps in now because of her vertigo. Normally the backup makes no sound other than an occasional beep or squeak as some internal process…
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Memorial Day Article for the Local Newspaper

This is the column I wrote for the local paper that apparently exceeded space available and got edited in an unfortunate spot (the last four paragraphs were excised): The American holiday we call Memorial Day, observed since 1971 as a federal holiday on the last Monday in May, began in the late 1860's as a…
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According to the Measure You Bring

Jesus said, “Consider carefully what you hear. With the measure you use, it will be measured out to you” (Mark 4:24). He is responding to His disciples question regarding His use of parables. What He means, I think, is this: When it comes to God’s truth, and the resulting blessings of understanding and application, you’ll…
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