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Recent Tragic Events: What Jesus Might Think, Say, and Do.

Vol. 19 No. 33 | August 20, 2017 It has been a week that has certainly made many of us think. It began with the horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia, which sparked the inevitable media coverage on race, politics, who … Continue reading

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We are Missing the Point

I had finished writing this week’s article and sent it to my editor when images like these from Charlottesville, Virginia began to fill newscasts and social media. So as an introduction to this week’s A Norvell Note this is my … Continue reading

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I Can’t Explain It

Vol. 19 No. 31 | August 6, 2017 One of the first questions we learn to ask is Why. Daddy, why is the sky blue? Mommy, why do I have to take a nap? Why can’t I have more candy? … Continue reading

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Seeing Beyond Who Is at Fault

Vol. 19 No. 30 | July 30, 2017 These five verses serve as the introduction to one of the great stories from the life of Jesus. Walking down the street, Jesus saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked, … Continue reading

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Life Can Be Disheartening

Vol. 19 No. 29 | July 23, 20 Life can be disheartening. You may have experienced it. In fact, you may respond to that opening statement with something like: Disheartening? Are you kidding? My life is frustrating. My life is … Continue reading

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A Time to Come Together, a Reason to Celebrate

Vol. 19 No. 28 | July 16, 20 Reunion: a gathering of two or more people coming back together after a period of separation. To reunite with the ones we love, we will travel great distances, take time off from … Continue reading

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Relationships Matter

Vol. 19 No. 27 | July 9, 2017 Life is full of demands, and these demands create stress that tend to cause confusion, making it difficult to see the things that are truly important in life. When we lose our … Continue reading

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Come to Him

Vol. 19 No. 26 | July 2, 2017 As described in Luke 24, Jesus’s disciples had been following Him for some time, experiencing many miraculous things in His presence. When Jesus receives news that John the Baptist has been beheaded, … Continue reading

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Rough Road Ahead

Vol. 19 No. 25 | June 25, 2017 Rough Road Ahead As we traveled recently we saw an electronic sign on the interstate with flashing lights warning “Rough Road Ahead.” The warning proved to be true and appreciated by some, … Continue reading

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The Best Thing May Be Silence

Vol. 19 No. 25 | June 18, 2017 “The one who knows much says little; an understanding person remains calm. Even dunces who keep quiet are thought to be wise; as long as they keep their mouths shut, they’re smart.” … Continue reading

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