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Echoes Of Christmas

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But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord…“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”   Luke […]

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Losing The Sense Of Taste

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“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? Luke 14:34 “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8 On one of our trips to Kenya, my wife and I thought it would enhance the trip and […]

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Remember Your Creator

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Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”— Ecclesiates 12:1 I remember visiting my friend and mentor Chuck, just days before his passing. I knew that he was in a transitional phase, and I […]

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Responding To What Is

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“They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.” Matthew 15:37 There are often times in my life when I am overwhelmed by the circumstances in which I find myself. These circumstances tend to reveal my limitations, my lack of skills or inadequate resources. […]

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The Value Of Incidentals

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“People brought all their sick to him 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.” Matthew 14:35b-36 “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the […]

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A Pause To See

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When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36 “It’s only common sense that God guards all who have made love their business and who have, as a result, stopped worrying about themselves, having lost that desire.” The Book Of Privy […]

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The Beckoning Wilderness

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Matthew 2:14 “So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,” Matthew 4:1 “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” It is the last week of December and the day celebrating the birth of Jesus has past, though […]

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Mosaic Spirituality

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“The people grieved for Benjamin, because the Lord had made a gap in the tribes of Israel.” Judges 21:15 My wife and I just spent a few days at a retreat with an eclectic group of leaders. I had been invited to share some thoughts on worship in relation to solitude and silence. As a […]

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Rollercoaster Reflections

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“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” […]

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When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 A couple of years ago, while doing some ministry in a small church in Oregon, I was sitting while being introduced by […]

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