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Faith Comes Through Hearing – As Seen in a Beautiful Video

July 31, 2015 4 Comments
Faith Comes Through Hearing – As Seen in a Beautiful Video

Below is a touching video of a hearing-impaired infant who, after being fitted with a hearing aid, hears the voices of his parents for the very first time. Initially, the child fidgets, afraid of what is happening. But as the voices of his parents reach his soul, a smile of joy and recognition blossoms on […]

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A Meditation on the Swift Brevity of Life, as Seen in a Video

July 24, 2015 4 Comments
A Meditation on the Swift Brevity of Life, as Seen in a Video

The short video below shows the span of one woman’s life, some seventy years in less than two minutes. How quickly she moves through the stages of her life, from infancy to her golden years! My mind drifted back to a photo album my father once assembled not long before his death. In the frontispiece […]

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A Video With a Shocking Ending

July 17, 2015 13 Comments
A Video With a Shocking Ending

This is one of those videos that I think you should watch before I say much about it. There is something shocking about the ending, something awful. And yet the request by the young man in the video is a common one, though it often comes cloaked in more subtle forms. People today use one […]

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An Image of Dying and Rising in a Touching Cartoon

July 10, 2015 3 Comments
An Image of Dying and Rising in a Touching Cartoon

One of the greatest paradoxes told to us in the Scriptures is that if we would save our life, we must lose it in Christ (Luke 9:24). That is, we must die to this world to inherit eternal life. “Eternal” does not simply refer to the length of the afterlife, but to its fullness as […]

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It Happened on Our Watch – As Seen in a Commercial

May 29, 2015 27 Comments
It Happened on Our Watch – As Seen in a Commercial

When I saw the commercial below, I was struck with a twinge of guilt. The words of a poem by William Butler Yeats came to mind: Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack […]

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Triple Troubles and Quadruple Quagmires – As Seen in a Commercial and Commented on in Scripture

May 22, 2015 3 Comments
Triple Troubles and Quadruple Quagmires – As Seen in a Commercial and Commented on in Scripture

Sometimes when you’re having a bad day, troubles multiply. I’m not sure why. Perhaps one distraction leads to another, one trip leads to successive stumbles until we fall headlong. Trouble sometimes comes in threes or in longer sequences. The poor soul in the video below is having such a day. Some of the following psalms came to mind […]

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On the Balance of Virtue, As Seen in Two Videos

May 15, 2015 3 Comments
On the Balance of Virtue, As Seen in Two Videos

I have remarked before on this blog that what we call “balance” is really more a range than a fixed point. That is to say, balance is achieved not so much by staying still on a fixed point as by moving within a range around that point. The videos below feature unicyclists and tightrope walkers.  The tightrope […]

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The Truer Gift As Seen in a Touching Christmas Commercial

December 26, 2014 5 Comments
The Truer Gift As Seen in a Touching Christmas Commercial

There is an old saying that the greatest things in life aren’t things. Our greatest gifts are those we love, beginning with God, and extending to one another. One of the great dangers at Christmastime (and with life in general) is that we maximize the minimum and minimize the maximum, or, as Jesus puts it, […]

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