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When I was 16 my extended family took a trip to Arizona to visit one of my mom’s cousins, who was celebrating 25 years as a missionary on the Navajo Indian Reservation.  On the way, we stopped at a place called Canyon de Chelly, which some folks call the Little Grand Canyon.  It’s about a 2 mile hike to the bottom, and a few of us decided to make the trek.  By about 1/2 way down all but three of us had bailed and gone back up to the canyon rim.  And at that point, …

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Jesus the Storyteller

The brilliance of Jesus was his ability to tell the truth in a story. He spoke—and was—the  Word of God and certainly could have presented it in any manner he chose. He could have carved a few new tablets of rules. He could have spoken as an educator, giving lessons. ”Treat your neighbors kindly. Forgive others. God loves you no matter what you do. Heaven is a place where God’s justice is realized.” Instead, he painted pictures with words. “There was a man going down from Jerusalem to Jericho…A man had two sons…There was a …

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