Steady Rails

“But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die.’” (Genesis 3:4) Bare-­armed, she reached for the fruit, yanked it free, and tumbled down an unchangeable course, wrenching all of us along with her in that sudden, devastating fall. Eve, deceived by the Deceiver in his enticing regalia, lured her husband too. Together […]

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Crashing Through

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” (Psalm 119:18) Some days, I approach the Scriptures simply as an act of obedience. With pen and journal on standby, I wait for inspiration to fall from heaven and escort me to a spiritual retreat within the confines of my comfortable family […]

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Waiting in Line

“When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd.” (Mark 6:34) Compassion is not a flimsy garment slung across the Savior’s shoulders; this attribute is woven through the perfect fabric of his being. When unwelcomed crowds surged forward, disrupting his vacation […]

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