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Blessed Are Those Who Wait For Him

It’s a word written to an ancient people. But it’s an ancient word preserved for this present people. And, this morning, I’m thinking it’s worth chewing on. Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore He exalts … Continue reading

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Drawing Near for Mercy. Finding Grace.

Have you ever played peek-a-boo with a baby? They can’t walk, they can’t talk, but they can smile and giggle. And, for some reason, the surprise of seeing your face pop out from behind your hands primes the pump, and … Continue reading

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Not Just for Our Good

Until I got to the songwriter’s song this morning, I was kind of overwhelmed by the sheer volume of “commands to obey” I was highlighting in my readings in Deuteronomy and Romans. Ready to perhaps compare and contrast, in some … Continue reading

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Collateral Blessing

I start in on the familiar story in 2Samuel and what catches my attention is the collateral damage–the injury suffered by others than the intended target. First, Bathsheba is the king’s intended mark. But she was the violated daughter of … Continue reading

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Sated with Favor

Nothing too deep this morning, just something that brings a certain measure of delight. No new insight, but a familiar infusion of well-being. A short three-word phrase written to another but I sense preserved for me. Three words taken out … Continue reading

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On My Account

Hovering over the Beatitudes this morning. Simple laws of the kingdom. Laws concerning what renders someone blessed, what makes someone happy. Not laws as in edicts to be followed in order to reside in the kingdom, but laws as in … Continue reading

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Saturated

It’s one thing to wonder at the limitless nature of God, it’s another to appropriate it as our own. One thing to acknowledge that with God there is goodness beyond comprehension, another to believe that He has bestowed all that … Continue reading

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Blessed!

The songwriter recalls that bleak season of life. He sings a lament of the time when the wheels almost totally came off the car (or the chariot, as the case might be). A time of great heaviness, never ending groaning, … Continue reading

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