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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here Talk about a crazy job assignment. In 1835, a pair of pharmacists from the English town of Worcester were asked to recreate a fish sauce that a local dignitary said he had enjoyed on a visit to India. Lord Marcus Sandys entrusted the list of ingredients to John Lea and William… Read more »

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Throughout November we’re taking an in-depth look at Ruth, the little book that helped pave the way for God’s Messiah to come into the world. In the New Testament, Peter writes that for the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like one day.  One fellow pondered the meaning of that and then said, … Read more »

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Blogger Steve Goodier recently recounted an anecdote from the earliest days of international air travel. In the 1930’s, Britain’s Imperial Airways pioneered flights from England all the way to the Pacific.  Unfortunately, the company’s fleet of underpowered and undersized aircraft had to make many stops in between. One of the tongue-in-cheek expressions of the day, “If you have time to… Read more »

Tumbling Walls

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Joshua’s battle against the Canaanite city of Jericho is one of the great stories of all time. The battle strategy that God proposes is, to put it mildly, non-traditional: “Here’s what you are to do: March around the city, all your soldiers. Circle the city once. Repeat this for six days. Have seven priests carry seven ram’s horn trumpets in… Read more »

Work is Worship

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“The scandal of Christianity in our day is the heresy of a five percent spirituality.” That’s the claim of Quaker devotional writer Richard Foster.  What he means is that far too many followers of Jesus take a Tupperware approach to reality.  They seal off 5% of their lives to experience God.  And the rest of the time?  They assume they’re… Read more »