Northern Light

Life in the Valley of the Shadow

This meditation comes from the memorial service for a federal law enforcement officer in our community: If there remains one passage from the Christian scriptures, the Bible, that is still widely recognized in our day, it is probably this passage from the book of Psalms: Psalm 23. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not…
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The Key to Fruitful Lives

My sleep was filled with ghoulish nightmares last night, dreams of sealed coffins and relentless zombies and crying out for deliverance in the name of Jesus. I have no idea where those ideas came from, or why, since I never indulge in those story lines or images in any recreational or research format. Perhaps it…
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What Perfume Are You Wearing?

A friend posted this on her Facebook page yesterday: "I just got done putting wood in our wood boiler and got in the car to drive the boys to the library. One son said, 'Oh mom, you smell just like smoked salmon . . . no, more like smoked lake trout.' I responded, 'Is that…
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All in the Family

When God created the world, and added human kind into the mix, he started with just one then completed His work by adding the second, making the family the personal human context for knowing God and exploring His purpose for our lives in the world. The life that Adam lived, identifying and naming animals, bringing…
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