Holy Cow, Holy Smoke, Holy Moly, Holy Mackerel. Robin of the 1960s Batman TV show used holy as an adjective. Holy Agility, Benedict Arnold, Chicken Coop (yep, those are his real exclamations). And then there are other uses of holy that are more on the sacrilegious side. Use your imagination or your own experience. Most…

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I was in the eighth grade when I traveled with my family to War. War, West Virginia. Dad kept our Buick Skylark in low gear as we slowly descended into the valley. Halfway down the mountain, we encountered a debilitated tractor-trailer. Beside the road, the driver was attempting a repair, his too small, grease-covered shirt…

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  Hannah is my favorite woman in the Bible. You meet her in the first chapter of 1 Samuel, where we learn that she desperately wants a child. She prays and promises God that if He blessed her with a son, she will give her son completely to God as a Nazarite. Hannah’s prayer is…

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  I’m writing this right before my youngest child graduates from high school. In fact, that same kid turns 18 the day after she graduates. To say we’re in the midst of a bunch of transitions in our family is an understatement (because my son is almost 20, too). At first blush, I don’t really…

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