Monthly Archives: March 2017

When Words Become Holy

The conversations of Scripture must move from the flat unemotional words on a page to passion-filled descriptions between people discovering, appreciating and trusting the intervention of God in their crisis. As these holy discourses have been preserved for all of us, we learn to reverently listen in to incorporate them into our own circumstances. Continue reading

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Level Playing Fields

The Scriptures are filled with stories of every type of person encountering God, struggling to follow and ultimately surrendering before him. Warrior, poet, priest, king, the poor, the wealthy, shepherds, boat builders, weavers, city sophisticates, country ruffians, the popular, the outcast are all included in these stories of a surrendered life. It isn’t easier if you are smart, or sweet or stylish. It isn’t harder if you are bold, brash, or a braggart. Continue reading

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When Faith Works

Those who seriously integrate faith in their daily walk are attentive to those who are struggling in life. They don’t avert their eyes to avoid others who have empty eyes and aching bellies. They don’t simply feel that tossing some culls from their closet in the Goodwill box “has them covered” in regards to caring for the vulnerable. Continue reading

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Moving Past Myself

Incline your ear to my prayer my God, and listen to my appeal this day. I pray for those who I easily love and those who make my loving them more difficult. I pray your blessing of compassion, mercy, and … Continue reading

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Seeking to Share Him

Hear me O Lord and listen to my prayer. I approach You on behalf of those who do not know You, asking for Your patience as they come to know You. Bless them with opportunity through Your people, to come … Continue reading

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Seeking Only His Presence

God, existing outside of time, is not worried about the future, there is only now. His desire is for us to know him, relate to him, and exist alongside him. As Jesus told the woman at the well, it isn’t about which mountain or location but about you. God wants you, now. His relationship with you is now. His care for you is now, while you struggle not after you survive. Continue reading

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Prayers for Broken Relationships

Like scraps of paper, torn and tossed to the wind, relationships fail all around me. Infuse hope in hopeless situations, grant patience to the impulsive, courage to the fearful, and understanding to the clueless. Heal the destruction that takes place … Continue reading

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