Wednesdays With … James: Don’t Forget to Ask this One Thing of God

My three-year-old daughter was completely taken aback as she slowly approached the hauntingly beautiful and somewhat unsettling creature perched on a low branch just off the hiking trail. Even she couldn’t speak as she stopped to watch it slowly swivel its skull from left to right, scanning out over the lake presumably in search of prey. Her experience with this bird of prey reminded me of this classic children’s nursery rhyme. A wise old owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t we all be […]

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Wednesdays With … James—The Book we Love to Hate and Hate to Love

Today’s post is the first of many planned “Wednesday’s With” posts in which we will explore a book of the Bible together verse by verse. We begin with the book we all love to hate and hate to love: James. With whom or what do you have a love/hate relationship? I asked this of a class recently, and “laundry” was the first response. My list included National Public Radio and e-mail. I scream at both but can’t seem to turn either off. If there is a book of the Bible with which Christians have a love/hate relationship, I think it’s […]

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