Author Archives: Pete

There Is A River

It’s been 23 years since I was there, but I don’t recall seeing any water in the city. Had the opportunity to do a Holy Land tour back in ’97. Went to Jerusalem. Didn’t see a river. So what’s the … Continue reading

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A Pleasing Theme

I’ve heard stories of songs that have come to composers almost instantly. An idea is seeded, an inspiration blooms, and, before you know it, a song is written. Verses and choruses emerging from nothing in just a very short time. … Continue reading

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Dealing with Unexpected Twists

It’s a song of confusion. Of not understanding. Of unexpected twists. The songwriter knew the stories. Stories of a God faithful to His promise to bring His people into a land not their own. His father had told him of … Continue reading

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The Ask of a Cast Down Soul

The songwriter pants for flowing streams of fresh water. Instead, salty tears are his food day and night. He longs for the days of yesterday when he often got to lead a festive parade up to the house of God … Continue reading

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Doubling Down on Amen

The term comes from the gambling world, as in your hand is so good you’re going to “double down” by doubling your bet. But more broadly, when we talk about doubling down, we’re talking about being fully committed to a … Continue reading

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Considering a Conversation with the Felixes

For two years Felix often sent for Paul to talk with him. Not because he was seeking the truth, but because he was hoping for a bribe (Acts 24:26-27). And I imagine the repeated conversations weren’t a lot unlike that … Continue reading

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Look and Listen

That it was meant to be a visual experience unlike any visual experience they had ever had is pretty obvious. One moment Peter, John, and James are hiking the hill with Jesus and the next moment . . . BAM!!!! … Continue reading

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