Tag Archives: Obedience

Tickets to Tarshish

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So how did the prophet Jonah end up on a Mediterranean beach smelling like a tin of sardines? It all began with a call from God that, in Jonah’s mind, was definitely not his dream job: “‘Up on your feet and on your way to the big city of Nineveh!  Preach to them.  They’re in a bad way and I can’t ignore… Read more »

The Little Things

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Bobby Leach yearned to be the first man ever to survive a plunge over Niagara Falls. In 1911, the 53-year-old British stuntman, who had once made his living performing with the Barnum and Bailey Circus, created a special “barrel” – actually a metal tube with a removable hatch – that he believed would take him safely over the 167-foot precipice of… Read more »

Unspectacular Obedience

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Throughout this season of Advent our focus is “The Story of Christmas in 20 Words.”  On each of the 20 weekday mornings ending on Christmas Eve, we’ll spotlight a single word from the Gospel accounts that helps us ponder more deeply the birth of Jesus. 7. Did In the story of Jesus, Joseph is a bit like the father of… Read more »