11 in 11

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Meet Wesley.  About three years ago, as I was seeing our young guys’ community group grow, I kept hearing about this Wesley kid who was on something called “The World Race” and had contracted malaria and was in desperate need of our prayer. Lo and behold, Wesley recovered, returned home after his 11-month stint across […]

By The Rivers of Babylon, We Rose And Sang

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Hey Church: Psalms 112:6,7 For the righteous will never be moved; …He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. The verses just before and after this promise tell us just who this righteous person is. It’s the one who is proactively “generous”, “gives to the poor”, “distributes freely” […]

Picturing Graham (A Father’s Day Lamentation)

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It’s my second Father’s Day without our child. First off, let me say, Bless the name of the Lord. And then, thank You, God, for the memory of my only son. Which leads to: the ‘could have beens’ are still so hard to let go of. I always felt our child would one day – eventually […]

Our Dad: He’d Rather Have Jesus

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The following are excerpts from an earlier post honoring Dad when he turned 80. It’s five years later now, and Dad continues to live up to these things; and so, for Father’s Day, I’m reposting this tribute that still has yet to go stale…and likely never will. It is said of only a select few […]

There Is A River For Her

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Reading this morning about the potential for a dramatic shift in the way of life many of us have enjoyed…upheaval…shemitah…a great shaking coming…homeland military maneuvers…and I found my heart seize momentarily and my pulse quicken. And just then, these comforting words: “There is a River whose streams make glad the City of God…God is in […]

Dear Church, Your Problem Isn’t With Caitlyn

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1 Corinthians 5:12,13 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside…                                         *       *     […]

Before The Storms Rolled In

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I so enjoy these holy ground junkets. There are always fresh encounters in sacred spaces where Providence guides. You never know when you might round a bend and catch the spiritual reflection of a bush burning, or suddenly be hit with a psalm at the sight of a flitting bird or splashing ducklings; the graceful […]