June 8, 2015
by John Magsam
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Who’s your companion?

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. — C.S. Lewis Around our house we have a term we toss around now and again … Continue reading

April 27, 2015
by John Magsam
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No shirt, no shoes …

Then said the woman of Samaria to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. John 4:9 Christians have been in … Continue reading

April 20, 2015
by Greg Moody
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Resurrection

They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is … Continue reading

April 13, 2015
by John Magsam
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No shirt, there I was …

We were slowly climbing, making our way shop-by-shop along downtown Eureka Springs’ line of little shops. We’d browsed taffy, yard goods and shops that had signs warning intruders the locals were armed and ready to rock and roll. It’s a … Continue reading

April 6, 2015
by Greg Moody
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The Book

“It’s such a great poem,” she said. Her eyes scanned the lines, only sixteen in all. “But I can’t write a whole paper about it.” She’d called me over to help, knowing I was an English minor. I found her … Continue reading

March 23, 2015
by Greg Moody
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We are the champions

I’m a big Arkansas Razorbacks fan. Our coach has put together an amazing team over the past few years and it’s been thrilling to watch it develop. In the past few weeks I watched them dunk and hustle their way … Continue reading

March 16, 2015
by John Magsam
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Mirror, mirror …

We hear it all the time. Browse Facebook, look at the comments section of pretty much any issue regarding religion, and you’ll see the following: My god wouldn’t [fill in the blank]. Generally, the fill-in-the-blank is something like “send people … Continue reading

February 16, 2015
by John Magsam
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A hard left hook to my pride

We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind. Isaiah 64:6 “Okay, I … Continue reading

February 9, 2015
by Greg Moody
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Jesus Karma

For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds. – Matthew 16:27 My dad’s an alcoholic. It’s hard for me to … Continue reading

February 2, 2015
by John Magsam
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Not being idle

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall not have other gods beside me. I have to say for years, after hundreds of hours of … Continue reading