Tag Archives: Word of God

Older and Wiser

When it comes to books of the Bible, I’m not a huge fan of 1 and 2 Chronicles because it seems so repetitive. These two books basically “chronicle” (hence the name) the reigns of the various kings of Israel and … Continue reading

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God’s Crazy Plan—It Just Might Work

Joshua 5:13 – 6:27 is titled “The Fall of Jericho.” It’s a fairly familiar story. All of Israel had just crossed the Jordan River to take Jericho, as God had instructed Joshua. Many scholars believe that the commander of the … Continue reading

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Holding Fast to Faith, Hope, and Love

I don’t fully understand all that happens in life. I don’t understand why cancer is so prevalent. I don’t understand why sports figures, actors, and corporate CEOs make millions of dollars while those who seem to contribute more to society … Continue reading

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Following God’s GPS

Today a group from my church is headed to a local women’s shelter to cook and serve a delicious and nutritious dinner for the residents. The facility, called Shepherd’s Door, provides more than just shelter for the women and children … Continue reading

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The Beginning and End of Lenten Disciplines

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, which is a period of 40 days (not counting Sundays) until Easter. Traditionally, Christians (as least in the liturgical denominations) have given up something for Lent to participate in and better understand … Continue reading

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Salvation Is Not a Point System

Ask some Christians whether they believe they will go to heaven when they die and you might hear “I sure hope so,” or “I think I’ve done enough good deeds,” or “I’m running the race and hope to win.” They … Continue reading

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2020 Vision

I’d love to have perfect vision as the year begins anew If only these glasses on my face offered an eternal view Better than perfect eyesight would be to clearly see God’s plan and vision of the future for you … Continue reading

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My Redeemer Is Alive

I was commissioned to write lyrics for a song based on some passages of the book of Job. Though he liked what I wrote, ultimately, the person who commissioned me decided to use snippets of the KJV version of the … Continue reading

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Food for the Hungry

Salty crisp potato chips tantalize my tongue because Ruffles have ridges but mostly Ruffles have flavor and they fill my belly already stuffed and bloated My stomach is fat My soul is lean Cold creamy Cherry Garcia swirls my taste … Continue reading

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For the Love of Coffee

I love coffee. I do live in the Pacific Northwest, after all, and coffee is a big deal here. But unlike many coffee snobs I know, my favorite is a simple cup of Yuban drip coffee with a splash of … Continue reading

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