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Andrew Demoline
Christ follower, husband, father of three, pastor, reader, and so much less than all of these.
Christ follower, husband, father of three, pastor, reader, and so much less than all of these.

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A Pastor's Word: Silence
Silence.  I think of the servant watching Rebekah intently, waiting to see if his mission is a success.  I think of the darkness of the ninth plague; I wonder if there was silence. I think of the Canaanite woman crying for help and Jesus not saying a word. ...

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A Universal History of Iniquity by Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges, A Universal History of Iniquity . Penguin Classics, 2004. Translator: Andrew Hurley.  A long time ago a good friend of mine recommend Borges to me. At the time I read Fictions and quite enjoyed his short stories. I remember them being str...

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A Pastor's Word: Psalm 1
Blessed is the man  who does not walk  in the counsel of the wicked  or stand in the way  of sinners  or sit  in the seat of mockers. Blessed is the man. I want to be blessed. I know that true blessing does not come in the abundance of our possessions but i...

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Sick Family
When I started, back at the beginning of September, to post 3 times a week, I noted that 'life happens.' Well, it has.  My whole family, including me, has spent the last week being sick. You may have noticed some missing posts in that time (last Friday's mi...

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A Pastor's Word: Praise God
“Praise awaits  you, O
God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled.” Psalm 65:1 Indeed, praise awaits our Lord, now and on
that final day when His glory is fully revealed. Praise for who He is, praise
for what He has done, praise from all of creation. T...

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"There Was a Country" by Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe, There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra. Penguin Books, 2013.  Achebe is a giant in African literature and his acclaim is well deserved. Until reading this book, however, I had only read his fiction. I picked this up because it was ...

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A Pastor's Word: Gratitude
"O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south... The...

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Difficult and Beautiful
Some things are difficult. Some things are worth the effort.  May both the difficult and the beautiful draw you to praise the Lord.

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"Jesus of Nazareth" by Gerhard Lohfink
Gerhard Lohfink, Jesus of Nazareth: What He Wanted, Who He Was. Liturgical Press, 2012.  "There are innumerable books about Jesus. The reason is obvious: We can never finish with him, and every age must encounter him anew." (xi) Indeed. Here, then, is anoth...
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