Author Archives: Pete

Taking Pride = Trusting

At first, this CSB rendering of a well-known ESV verse seems so different. Initially, I’m thinking that the two sets of translators seem to have ended up in very different places. But the more I chew on it this morning, … Continue reading

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A Song Within A Song (A 2015 Rerun)

Reading Psalm 18 this morning and find myself pausing over something that doesn’t quite sit right. Not sure what to do with it. So, I went back and looked on previous meals served up with Psalm 18 ingredients and found … Continue reading

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Our “No” Being Turned Into A “Yes”

Sometimes it’s just used as more fuel for the fire for those who want to take a shot at “impetuous Peter” as an example of what not to do. As in you don’t say, “No, Lord!” But what if you … Continue reading

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Fear and Freedom

Growth strategies. That’s been part of the modern church’s lexicon for as long as I’ve been a believer. So we ask ourselves, what do we need to do as a body of believers to become a bigger body of believers? … Continue reading

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Treasure Management

This morning, I’m hovering over a few verses from Jesus’ sermon on the mount, and it seems to me there might well be a fine line between good stewardship and guileful slavery. “Don’t store up for yourselves treasures on earth, … Continue reading

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A Limp for a Lifetime

I think it was with Jesus. I think Jacob spent all night in toe-to-toe, hand-to-hand combat with the pre-incarnate manifestation of the the Second Person of the Trinity, the Son of God (Gen. 32:24). That the King of heaven had … Continue reading

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Stuff

This new CSB continues to upset the apple cart (mildly) this morning. This time by taking a word that I barely thought was a word and all of a sudden making it a biblical word. The word in question? Stuff! … Continue reading

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No Choice in the Matter

Yesterday I confessed I’m struggling with patience. This morning it’s before me that I’m struggling also with silence, as in the need to be so. Yesterday the story concerned a promised son, this morning it’s about his promised bride. Genesis … Continue reading

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As He Had Said, What He Had Promised

Wrote on it three years ago. And seven years ago. And eleven years ago. Given my current season, maybe it’s not surprising that the Spirit knows I need a reminder because I still struggle with resting in the reality. Hovering … Continue reading

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Easy To Get Used To

Continuing to venture into my reading plan with a new translation this year. And this morning the CSB puts before me another change that I’ll need to get used to. But I enter Your houseby the abundance of Your faithful … Continue reading

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