Perspective, wisdom, and the changing nature of faith

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“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me” (1 Corinthians 13:11, NIV).

God in far-away places

To say that my childhood view of God, heaven, and all things holy…

The redemptive story of one of Jesus’ closest followers

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“Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, ‘Friends, haven’t you any fish?’

‘No,’ they answered.

He said, ‘Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.’ When…

Jesus and the Dawn of Creation

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1, NIV).

I’ve always found the words of this first verse in the Gospel of John to be interesting.

As a kid, it was one of the easier passages of Scripture to…

The boy who fell asleep, then fell to his death

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“On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. Seated in a window was a…

The unbelievable truth told through Jesus’ empty grave

“…they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense” (Luke 24:11, NIV).

When Mary Magdalene and the other women shared what they had witnessed on the first Easter morning, the disciples must have thought the women were out of their minds.

A couple of Scripture-quoting…

Biblical truths learned from atop a hill

One of my favorite games to play as a kid was “King of the Mountain.”

While not one of my neighborhood’s knuckleheads was actual royalty, and the “mountain” was really just a small hill near my home in central Kansas, we would spend hours trekking up — and falling down…

The amazing Biblical story of Samson

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“Samson said to the servant who held his hand, ‘Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them.’ Then Samson prayed to the LORD, ‘Sovereign LORD, remember me. …

God is so much closer than you might think

“If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand…

A house with many rooms

“ ‘My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? …

Where God dwells with His people

“…I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and He will dwell with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. …

Chuck Kralik, Author

Pastor and Christian Writer — Author of "Finished: A Fictional Story With Heavenly Truth" — Read more at

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