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Surrounded

During this month, I’ve had a couple of opportunities to hang out with a bunch of pastors. None were flashy leaders of mega-churches. Instead, all were faithful shepherds of modest flocks. Most I had never met until having the privilege … Continue reading

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Brothers

Not sure that what I’m starting will end up being cohesive as there’s a number of thoughts running around in my head as a I chew on the aftermath of David’s sin with Bathsheba in 2Samuel 12. First, Solomon had … Continue reading

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When It Pleased God

Reading Galatians 1 this morning. Reading about the gospel of Christ — about those who seek to distort it, of Paul who would defend it, and of the Galatians who so quickly deserted it. But rather than being caught up … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Church

It’s a fact thing based on a faith thing through an overflowing grace thing. That’s what I’m picking up this morning from what’s being laid down in Psalm 84. It’s a psalm about the courts of the LORD. A hymn … Continue reading

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True of Me.

I’m guessing that for most people, most often, when they pause over Hebrews 6 it’s to have a debate. The question? Who, in these opening verses of this passage, has “fallen away” and cannot be restored again to repentance? Is … Continue reading

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My Good or His Glory? Yes!

Psalm 83 tickled my “taste buds” this morning. First time, as near as I can remember or tell from my journal, that I’ve paused to reflect on this psalm. Not surprised that I’ve never paused here before. It doesn’t really … Continue reading

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Sinai is in the Sanctuary

Hovering over Psalm 68 this morning. A psalm of David. A song of victory. A song of a God who will arise to deliver His people. The “Father of the fatherless” and the “Protector of widows” (v.5), the God David … Continue reading

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Bless

Short thought this morning . . early morning grandkids have a way of cutting into your “be still and know” time . . . Love it! Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, … Continue reading

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Joy Before the Angels

Is it irreverent to imagine God pumping His fist and shouting, “Yes!” If so, then how do we imagine God expressing joy? Can’t really say He’d be on cloud nine . . . He towers over cloud nine, and every … Continue reading

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Confidence . . . Still!

Came across some thoughts from around this time eight years ago. A really, really uncertain and hard time. A turn-your-world-upside-down time. And as I chew on the same passage eight years later, and consider the confidence I was reminded of … Continue reading

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