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Weekly Letters

Freedom’s Fences

     I recall reading in James Dobson’s book Dare to Discipline about an experiment on a playground at a school where the children primarily hung near the buildings during recess until they built a fence around the school property. Then … Continue reading

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Security

    The late Charles Schulz, a believer in Jesus Christ, often included some great theology in his Peanuts comic strip.  One of my favorites was repeated on August 4, 2019 and dealt with the need we have for security. Charlie … Continue reading

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Providential Programming

     Okay, a trivia question for you: “What is the official (national) bird of Norway?  For us in the United States, it is, of course, not the wild turkey as Benjamin Franklin proposed, but the majestic Bald Eagle.  For Norway, … Continue reading

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God’s Amazing Design

     As I have mentioned in previous “Wisdom of the Week” articles, we have a neighborhood whitetail deer herd which creates problems with our attempts at gardening and growing flowers, shrubs and trees. We have found very few things they … Continue reading

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Messages from the Mountains

     We live near the beautiful Cabinet Mountain Wilderness Area and over the years have had the privilege of doing lots of hiking in the area, including making it to the top of a number of the mountains. What an … Continue reading

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God’s Miraculous Design for Plant Reproduction

     The answer to the proverbial question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, is definitively answered in Genesis. God created adult plants and animals with the ability to reproduce. On the third day, “God said, ‘Let the … Continue reading

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In Memory

  President Harry Truman was once asked to speak at a fund-raising project to help the children of a White House guard who was slain in the line of duty. With great emotion he said, “You can’t imagine just how … Continue reading

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Uniformitarianism Versus Catastrophism

      Forty years ago, May 18, 1980, we were attending the Sunday evening service at Faith Bible Church in Libby, Montana. (Yes, back in the day, churches did have Sunday evening services!)  This time of year in Montana it doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Joy of Learning

  From 1979 to 1983, we had a Christian school at Three Lakes Community Bible Church where I pastored.  Each Wednesday was chapel day and I was responsible for the Bible lesson. We went through the Character Sketches series from … Continue reading

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Prison Ministry

Over my years as a pastor, I have had the opportunity to minister to several fellow believers who made some bad choices and ended up being arrested and imprisoned. In one case, I had a weekly Bible study with one … Continue reading

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