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Keeping the Faith: The Scars of Forgiveness

In 1939 General Francisco Franco, an ambitious Spanish military officer, became the absolute ruler of Spain. Franco took the title El Caudillo – the Leader – and he was ruthlessly so until his death more than 30 years later.
 
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Behind the Song Devotional: ‘Pieces of Art’ (Created for a Purpose, Part 2)

This is the second part of the 3-part “behind the song” devotional series. Written by worship leader, and visual artist Casey Hensley. He takes us behind his song “Pieces Of Art,” which is also his album title.
 
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Amputation, Prosthetics, Leg
Amputation, Prosthetics, Leg

Keeping the Faith: The Pickled Pain of the Past

Dr. Paul Brand was one of God’s great gifts to the world and to modern medicine. The son of English missionaries to India, Brand came home to Britain in preparation to follow in his parents’ footsteps.

 
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Chevrolet 1947, Truck, Pickup
Chevrolet 1947, Truck, Pickup

Keeping the Faith: Like A Rock

This year Bob Seger will celebrate his 10th anniversary as an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The honor is his because of his hardscrabble, up-by-the-bootstraps life story; the way he can forge lyrics that are a c...
 
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Stopwatch, Time, Treadmill
Stopwatch, Time, Treadmill

Keeping the Faith: Run the Race

My youngest son has reached a new challenge in his sports career. This year he began serious athletic conditioning in his Physical Education class (times being what they are, I’m glad P.E. is still required).
 
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geralt / Pixabay
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Keeping the Faith: Change is Gonna Come

My doctor has a deft machine called a “Human Body Composition Analyzer.” It is a technological wonder whereby the patient stands on special foot plates while taking in each hand what is essentially a digital ski pole. In these ...

 
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OpenClips / Pixabay
OpenClips / Pixabay

Keeping the Faith: ‘Ain’t No Damn Preacher’

Years ago, when I served as a pastor in North Georgia, I had an afternoon off and decided to squeeze in a quick round of golf. There is a suspicion that pastors only work one day a week, so they can golf any time they like. Not...
 
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Shackles, Seafaring, Handcuffs
Shackles, Seafaring, Handcuffs

Keeping the Faith: You Will Be Free

Before and during the US Civil War, tens of thousands of slaves made their way out of slavery on what was nicknamed the Underground Railroad.
 
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Hans / Pixabay
Hans / Pixabay

Keeping the Faith: Spiritual Renaissance

W. Ann Reynolds once said, “Anyone who says you cannot see a thought simply doesn’t know art.” For those creative persons who have ever held a brush, camera, pencil, or script in their hand, they know this to be true.

 
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Hans / Pixabay
Hans / Pixabay

Keeping the Faith: The Safety Net

God’s grace – what Brennan Manning defined as the acceptance of being profoundly and forever beloved by God – is a favorite subject of mine, I freely admit as much.