Author Archives: Pete

Fruitful in Affliction

Nobody really likes the desert. I’m guessing, if they had the choice, most people would look to escape the storm. Say what you want about trials, testings, and terrible situations, and the potential benefits of being in the crucible, but, … Continue reading

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Joseph and Jesus

This morning I am hovering over the very familiar tales of Joseph and his various captivities (Genesis 37, 39-40). They begin with Joseph being thrown into a pit by his brothers — Joseph soon to be the subject of a … Continue reading

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A Formula for Flourishing

Throughout the book of Acts you find church “report cards.” Brief summaries of how the body of believers in Christ, born of the gospel, was growing and advancing as the Word was preached and the disciples testified of a new … Continue reading

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Gen R

Gen Z. That’s the latest generation to be named, characterized, and surveyed like crazy by sociologists. This current generation. Those born since 1996. Not to be confused with the millennials before them or the Gen X-ers and Gen Y-ers before … Continue reading

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But I Say to You . . .

Although we would probably never think of it this way, I’m wondering if most of us don’t have at least a few passages of Scripture that, if we don’t out and out ignore them, we at the least brush past … Continue reading

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The Ladder and The Promise

Bottom line? Jacob didn’t deserve a ladder. When all was said and done, he should have been done. Extorted his brother’s birthright for some food. Deceived his father when the old man was blind and vulnerable. And, the huckster managed … Continue reading

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To Know Him Is To Trust Him

A verse in Psalms this morning has me chewing on the dynamics of faith. How many of us haven’t, at one time or another, felt the need for greater faith? A longing for a more deeply operational belief? A faith … Continue reading

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