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“Your words became to me a joy”!

Way too often I allow circumstances to control my joy. If my life is at ease I feel at peace. If I am dealing with difficult situations, I am weighed down. My gut response is to try to solve the … Continue reading

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A Visit to Harold

This week I went to visit Harold. Over ten years ago I hired Harold to build a bedroom set for us in honor of our 25th wedding anniversary. Harold built it out of my favorite wood, cherry. In fact, he … Continue reading

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Caught in the Whirlwind

Are you living in a whirlwind and are almost numb from going in so many directions at the same time? I have been lately. When we feel like that, it is good to take a step back and do whatever … Continue reading

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Living in a City of “None”

I live in a city where basically half of the people claim “none!” That is, they claim “none” when it comes to affiliation with a church of any kind. I am surrounded by people for whom church is a foreign … Continue reading

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Peace Is a Person

Yesterday a young woman asked me an important question: “How do I find peace?” Her question reminds me of a great song that our worship pastor at Faith Bible Church, Brian Hill, wrote: “Peace Is a Person.” Follow the link … Continue reading

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New Life Makes Me Happy!

As you think back to this last Christmas, what was your best gift? My best gift came Christmas night! A young man for whom I had been praying for quite some time came up to me and said, “I did … Continue reading

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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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