Let’s face it, the excitement of the New Year brings the often-delusional promise of a new beginning. People start diets, attempt to quit smoking, get on a budget, or even learn how to cook or paint. These resolutions are all good things of course, but they are born of our own effort and desires. The […]
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He came as promised a night long ago Only seen by those who truly believed. People of every kind witnessed His birth Every one of them in need of a Savior. Plans for our salvation were made before the world: Each of us was in God’s mind as He created. All the sins that man […]
I just spent an hour reading a couple of faith-based blogs and the comments posted in response. Ironically, I went there looking for encouragement and left with a heavy heart. Simple formula from the New Testament: Love > Being Right. “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love […]
By Jarrod H. Brown, DDS, DWS Kaleo Institute Professor 1 Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days. The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses. 2 Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy!The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as […]
Not sure who gets to set these clocks back, but I’m glad it’s not me…I’m a little scared of heights! Happy End of Daylight Savings Time Sunday. One of my favorite scriptures on time: “But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him […]
Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” & 29, NIV The words of Christ are echoed in one of my favorite moments from C.S. Lewis’ book, Prince Caspian: “Will the others […]
“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not […]
By Jarrod H. Brown, DDS, DWS Kaleo Institute Professor “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to […]
“Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.” Sure it is a line from a movie, but it isn’t simply the brilliant acting of Donald Sutherland that sells it, there is a ton of biblical truth packed in that 45 second clip. Hope really IS stronger than fear. Hope holds firm when beaten by waves of […]
By Jarrod H. Brown, DDS, DWS Kaleo Institute Professor It was just one of those days. I had had enough of things, people, the rat race in general. I told my wife and mother over lunch that I was ready to move to Alaska, build my igloo, and hide from people the rest of my […]
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