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How Can God Stay Silent? — What I Have In Common With An Ex-Terrorist

By On March 10, 2010

A few days ago, The Wall Street Journal published a jaw dropping interview with Mosab Hamas Yousef, the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef — a founder and leader of the Palestinian terrorist… Read More

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Why Following Faith Is Tough

By On March 8, 2010

Although God isn’t the source of trouble, following after Christ requires we walk through some troubled times. Does God intentionally throw trouble on us to make us stronger — or does God… Read More

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Anyone Seen My Blueprints? — How Trouble Fits Into God’s Plans

By On March 3, 2010

Is it possible to see God’s blueprints for us?  How does trouble fit into those plans? Years ago, I had a chance to manage a project to build a computer lab for… Read More

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Fasting A Dream — When Life Throws A Wrench

By On February 24, 2010

“Many things I have tried to grasp, and have lost.  That which I have placed in God’s hands, I still have.” ~ Martin Luther The idea of fasting has often appealed to… Read More

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The Problem With Happiness

By On February 17, 2010

Gung Hay Fat Choy! If you are Chinese, you have probably heard this the umpteenth time this week.  While couples were injesting chocolate candy on Valentine’s Day, Chinese families were wearing red… Read More

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What Does Your Name Mean? A Name Between Two Lovers

By On February 11, 2010

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love. ~ Sophocles, Greek Tragedian What’s the big deal about a name? Everyone has one, right? When… Read More

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Finding Your Eden

By On January 27, 2010

There are places you go when you need to feel right with yourself again. Sometimes, I drive to my favorite coffee shop, order my coffee black with a shot of hazelnut.  I’d… Read More

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God Is My Father, Not the Bus Driver — Blessing In Learning To Wait

By On January 13, 2010

[Today’s thoughts continue from yesterday’s post After Avatar:  Passion’s Threshold of Faith.] Waiting often feels like inaction. How God views waiting and what He does in it surprised me with a true… Read More

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After Avatar: Passion’s Threshold of Faith

By On January 12, 2010

Over the holiday break, I finally went to see the much buzzed about sci-fi flick, Avatar. The protagonist in the movie, Jake, led an ordinary life as a soldier. Then, Jake lost… Read More

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A True New: A Soul Resuscitation

By On January 11, 2010

I’ve stepped away from the keyboard and taken some breaths, lying on a spiritual gurney.  It wasn’t a metal stretcher I crawled onto for a week.  I laid myself down on a… Read More

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Leaving The Shadows, Inviting Renewal

By On December 30, 2009

There’s a childhood favorite that gets read, re-read, and played out ad nauseum out here in the Gray household — Peter Pan. No matter how many times the story is told, I’m… Read More

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The Joy of "What-Is-It?"

By On December 29, 2009

Sometimes we want to milk so much out of the day, we run into the wall of clock time.  God provides something to see us through, but it’s not what we expected.… Read More

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