Thanks

Dear Lord, 1. Thank you for a back that doesn’t hurt right now. 2. Thank you for freedom earned by those who have served, and still.serve, our country in the military. 3. Thank you for a church that preaches the truth and makes us feel welcome and home. 4. Thank you for my family and […]

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Thanks

Dear Lord Jesus, 1. Thank you for defining reality, sin, death, love, and guilt. 2. Thank you for remaining perfect, while reconciling us to you through Jesus’ death and resurrection. 3. Thank you for meaningful work and for the path you’ve given to me. You’ve carried me and never left me. 4. Thank you for […]

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Long Time, No Write

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything here. I’ve decided to challenge myself and my readers. I will post 5 things that I thank God for, my prayers, on this site once a week. If you feel so moved, post your “thanks” in the comments. Let’s do this together. I’ll need the encouragement […]

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Psalm 34

Psalm 34 Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he left. 1[a] I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. Lord, when David drooled on his beard and faked insanity, you had mercy on him. He knew that better things […]

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Same, familiar trouble

Dear Lord, hear my soul. Dear soul focus on your Lord. The same Lord who rescued Israel from Pharoah with wonders and miracles. The same Lord who hid Moses in a crag in a mountain and proclaimed your name. The Lord, gracious and compassionate. I come for mercy and compassion. The same struggles and trouble […]

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In brief

Dear soul, This is going to be a short letter from my heart and mind. The longer we live as Christians the more we learn of the grace and love of God in Jesus. We also share in sufferings, many and personal. Dear soul, we know we can’t see the future; we are hard pressed, […]

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Don’t believe in yourself

Funny, but that title is the complete OPPOSITE of what you have been taught your entire life. Everyone: parents, teachers, friends, pop culture, and the world tell us all to “believe in ourselves” – and that’s it. That’s the end; and that’s the goal. That’s the key to unlocking all of our hopes and dreams, […]

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Shortest chapter in the Bible. I think.

I’m really not sure if this is the shortest passage in the Bible or not, but it sure is terse. Jeremiah’s personal scribe was named Baruch. In Jeremiah chapter 45, the prophet shares God’s thoughts with his scribe: When Baruch son of Neriah wrote on a scroll the words Jeremiah the prophet dictated in the […]

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The Great Misunderstanding

Have you ever been misunderstood? Have you ever spent time watching people repeatedly miscalculate your worth? Your ethics? Your beliefs? Praise God. I have found this to be a significant character builder. You have understanding of what God feels like when we disregard his commands. The very words that were meant to bring life bring […]

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Good for what???

This is a elusive question for me. What am I good for? It’s a difficult question because it’s one that I can never answer satisfactorily for myself. It’s twin brother, How do I fit in? recurs in my mind like a familiar dream that is meaningless. I find myself troubling over these questions, although it took me […]

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