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Building a Bridge

By Scott Tolhurst | December 22, 2023

I am terrible at fractions. Ask me to divide 3/8’s by 6/7ths, and watch my eyes glaze over.* It’s not that math is foreign to me, nor that I can’t…

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Reflections on The Queen’s Funeral

This is now my second blog about The Queen. I suppose that her life and death have had a greater impact on me than I was aware. I also suppose…

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Cell Phone Breakup

I went through a breakup last week, one I didn’t see coming. My cell phone provider called and said, “We need to talk.” I thought our relationship was fine, so…

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Faithful Unto Death

We have all now been made aware that Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, has died.  Most of us also remember, that two days before her death, the Queen welcomed the new…

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Hanging By a Thread

If I were to build a bridge, I wouldn’t reach for a kite as my first tool. But Charles Ellet Jr. is a better engineer than me. The time is…

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Turn and Return

My first meeting with a doctor was at my birth. We did not have a formal introduction and our encounter was brief. Nonetheless, it was a life-giving experience. Throughout my…

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Broken Is Better

This week as I read my Bible, sparks flew off the page. It happens once in a while. This time the ignition point was Jeremiah 16:14-15. You can turn there…

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The Suffering Rejoice

Rejoice in suffering. It’s the kind of message that can rouse anger when we sit alone in cold, painful places. Paul wrote Philippians from this place with compassionate boldness. He…

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A Thief in the Church

I recently read a most interesting article.  It was about a pastor, who was robbed during his sermon on Sunday morning.  A thief had come into the church.  He was…

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The Wonder of it All

“To such as these belongs the kingdom of God”, Christ said to his disciples one day (Matthew 19). The people had been bringing their children to the Lord for a…

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Pilgrims of Heart

David reveals an intimate conversation with God. God started it with an invitation, “Seek My Face.” The heart of the King heard the whisper of the Lord and it resonated…

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Thinking About My Spiritual Blessings

I was meditating on Ephesians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly…

Together-Forever

Together Forever

Ever notice the rhythmic unison displayed by a school of fish? There’s no other viable alternative than to swim individually, while together. A biblical design of identity is both individual…

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