Joe Barnett

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Set an example for the believers.                   —1 Timothy 4:12 “Some Assembly Required.” Those three words strike terror into the psyche of the all thumbs me. The pictures on the carton don’t match the parts in the box. Pieces are missing. Following the instructions—assuming they were included—would …

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A New Year

I am doing a new thing.      —Isaiah 43:19 We have moved out of the old year and into the new—a time of emancipation from the past and an embracing of the present. It is, of course, artificial. Looking at a circle, you can’t know the point of its beginning or ending. Nor is …

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New Birth

We too may live a new life.              —Romans 6:4 We all say “Amen” to Louisa Fletcher’s poem: I wish that there were some wonderful place Called the Land of Beginning Again, Where all our mistakes and all our heartaches| And all of our poor selfish grief Could be dropped …

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