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“Come to the Waters”

Every Tuesday noon I have been reading through Isaiah. These verses from Isaiah 55 really stuck with me: “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and … Continue reading

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I Can Never Get My Ducks in a Row

Do you ever feel like you can never quite get your ducks in a row?! As much as I try, it just seems like things never quite work out the way I thought they would. Life takes unexpected turns. Disappointments … Continue reading

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Living for Jesus, Even in the Mundane

Paul writes in Galatians 5:16, “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh” (ESV). Paul uses a form of the word translated “walk” that carries a continual sense with it, like … Continue reading

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“If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here.”

The events of Exodus 33 happen just after Israel made an idol (i.e., a golden calf) to worship because they were afraid when Moses delayed returning from Mount Sinai. God told Moses to go ahead and take the people to … Continue reading

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What Am I Seeking?

What am I seeking? That’s a good question for all of us to ask. I enjoy a good hunt. But at the end of the day, I can also say that a hunt, ¬†even a great hunt, doesn’t bring satisfaction … Continue reading

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“In Quietness and in Trust Shall Be Your Strength”

Isaiah 30:1-2 says, “‘Ah, stubborn children,’ declares the LORD, ‘who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down … Continue reading

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Reading Your Bible & Praying: They Belong Together!

I continue to experience just how much reading my Bible and praying belong together! They fit together like cheese and a burger! This cheese burger from the Cup & Saucer Cafe in Monterey, TN was as good as it looks. … Continue reading

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“Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness”

Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (ESV). One aspect of this yearning for righteousness is yearning for Jesus Christ’s Kingdom. He will reign on David’s thrown on earth forever … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve and Joy!

This is the first Christmas Eve night in 28 years that Barb and I will be by ourselves! And that is okay. One son cannot make it home for Christmas. Our other children are coming over tomorrow. Joy does not … Continue reading

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Flying Above the Clouds

Flying back from Dallas this week, I looked out to see that we were flying above the clouds. The sun was shining. It was beautiful. We descended into the cloud cap and could see absolutely nothing. The pilot was flying … Continue reading

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