Category Archives: 2Samuel

Run!

He was a runner. And runners run. Not that he ran for sport or for competition, but that he ran in support of, and in service to, his king. When David had been forced to flee Absalom, it was he … Continue reading

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Who Am I

Talk about being at the top of your game. Of having achieved. You’re looking down from the top rung of the ladder. You’ve won the Oscar, you’re holding up the Lombardi trophy, you’re sipping out of the Stanley Cup. It … Continue reading

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A Place at the Table

Longer than normal post this morning, but it’s one of my favorite stories in all of Scripture. Every year when I encounter it as part of my reading plan it has a special feel about it . . . igniting … Continue reading

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A Way Back

There is no putting the “fun” back in dysfunctional. When the flesh is allowed to reign, the consequences can be huge and can last for years. If any family conveys that reality, it’s the family of David. I’m reading in … Continue reading

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Like Father, Like Daughter

She couldn’t have imagined anything more distasteful. It disgusted her to see such behavior. She regarded her husband’s actions with contempt. The disdain for what he had done was evident on her face and dripped from her lips. And, as … Continue reading

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Let Me Run!

The battle was over . . . the true king’s forces had prevailed . . . he who would be king was dead. Absalom the vengeful . . . Absalom the ambitious . . . Absalom the cold-hearted . . … Continue reading

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A Way of Return

Ok . . . so I don’t know if it is appropriate to say this sort of thing or not . . . but it occurs to me that, just as I have my favorite portions of Scripture, I probably … Continue reading

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