Category Archives: Life Lessons

Rick and Linda’s Recommended Reads

With a name like Reed, it makes sense we’d love books. Working at Heritage, with its wonderful theological library, is the bibliophile equivalent of being given a free pass to the Mandarin buffet. So many tasty delights from which to … Continue reading

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New Year + Old Idea = New You

As we launch into a New Year, I have an old idea I would ask you to carefully consider. Although the idea isn’t new, it could lead to a new you. Or, to put it in more precise theological terms, … Continue reading

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A Thousand Thanks

Thanksgiving comes just twice each fall (today is US Thanksgiving), but there are thousands of reasons to be thankful. Charles Wesley wrote: “O for a thousand tongues to sing,” and a Canadian author beautifully articulated One Thousand Gifts.[1] We are exhorted … Continue reading

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What To Do About Tomorrow

Tomorrow occupies a great deal of our time and energy today. We work towards producing a brighter tomorrow. We also worry about what could happen tomorrow, fearing the future may be darker than the past. The Bible has a good … Continue reading

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Bilingual Preaching

To be truly effective, preachers have to become bilingual—fluent in two languages. I say that even though I only speak English. What are the two essential languages a preacher must speak? Not English and French (even in Canada). Not Greek … Continue reading

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The Preacher and Soul Care (Part 3)

  In the two previous posts, I made the case that looking after the health of our souls is not a luxury, but a necessity, for all who preach and teach God’s Word.  This is true whether we preach to … Continue reading

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We Need More “Christmas and Easter” Christians

Ever hear the phrase “Christmas and Easter Christians”? It’s a description of folks who only show up at church twice a year: at Christmas and Easter.   Usually the phrase is spoken as a critique, not a complement. After all, how … Continue reading

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