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Do You Believe In Miracles?

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It is mandatory for prospective Routledges to view the film, Miracle before we can talk further about dating, career or life.  The 2004 Disney release is dear to me and my family (forced) because I played hockey in Minnesota in the year the USA Olympic team achieved a nearly impossible...

Coffeehouse Radicalism

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Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. Proverbs 29:18 I am sitting in a college coffee shop waiting for my next meeting. I have a 16 ounce dark roast and it has my synapses firing on full. I just closed out a weekly...

We Are Losing Their Faith

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1 Timothy 1:18, 19 Timothy, my child, I entrust you with this command in keeping with the previous prophecies about you, so that by them you may fight the good fight, holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and thereby shipwrecked their faith. We had a heartfelt...

Tapestry of Stones

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At the entrance of Crossroads Farm’s national campus, there sits an impressive beam and stone archway. The wrought iron words suspended from a 20 foot timber say, "Crossroads Farm, est. 1999, Loving The Rural Teen." It is a symbol of the work CRF intends to complete over the next several...

Deconstruction to Remove the Floor Tip

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Eph. 1:11 “In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,” A few months ago, we watched our Amish neighbor Victor and his son Raymond take our old bank barn down. Wind damage...

Perfect Peace

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 Each year, as Christmas cards come to the Routledge home from across the U.S. and Canada, we read them and then attach them to two oak support pillars in our living room. As Christmas day gets...

Tying up The Strongman

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2 Timothy 2:1-2 “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” I remember hearing about the confrontation…One...

Movie Trap

Posted by Doug Routledge on

 Movies are something that should never fool us. I was just fooled by one the other night. The title is Sole Survivor. Sole. As in only. In spite of this title spoiler, by around one hour and ten minutes into the film, choppers come to the rescue of the two men caught by the Taliban. Two...

At This Table

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For to us was born today, in the city of David, a savior, which is Christ, my Lord and our hope. Can’t you feel the power of God in those blessed words?   Merry Christmas! The New Year rises and falls on our ability to invite people to the table and God’s promise to sit with...

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