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Faith to Face

This morning I awoke, put another pillow under my head, laid back and with eyes closed whispered, “Good morning, Father. Good morning, Lord Jesus.” Able to do this because of the Spirit within me. Kind of Trinitarian moment, it now … Continue reading

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Of Purpose and Prospect

The context of David’s prayer in Psalm 17 is a plea for deliverance from his enemies. What I’m chewing on this morning, though, is the contrast between their over-arching purpose in life and the psalmist’s over-riding prospect. Arise, O LORD! … Continue reading

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That I May Be

Jesus prayed for me. I’m chewing on the last seven verses of John 17. And there Jesus prayed for me, as well as for all who would believe in Him through the word of the gospel. The word first proclaimed … Continue reading

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Far Better

Though we have both known quarantine, I know there’s no comparing my season of life today with that of the apostle Paul’s when he wrote to the Philippians. I’ve been sheltering in place in a wonderful house, free to leave … Continue reading

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The Command and The Promise

He understood the prophetic word he heard. He got the vision that was revealed. That’s what it says of Daniel, in the opening verse of Daniel 10, about the revelation he received in the third year of Cyrus king of … Continue reading

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Satisfied With His Likeness

There were times when David prayed for deliverance from trouble of his own making. When he knew it was because of his own sinful weakness and misguided actions (or lack of action) that he was in dire straits and needed … Continue reading

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The Foretaste of Grace

It was going to get worse before it got better. And for many, there was the very real possibility they wouldn’t live through the worse and never see it get better . . . at least not on earth. That’s … Continue reading

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Paradise U

Enjoyed hovering over some thoughts from 2010 this morning after my readings. Took on a little deeper meaning now that we have someone “on campus” . . . Let’s face it, for some, the university they graduated from is a … Continue reading

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Fully Known

Opening up 1Corinthians 13 usually evokes two streams of consciousness. The first encompasses Paul’s inspired definition of love, and thus of the Savior. For if love is patient, kind, without envy nor boast, and not arrogant or rude. If it … Continue reading

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Participation and Expectation

No way! That’s Paul’s response to the question . . . no way! By no means are we to continue in sin so that grace may abound (Rom. 6:1). No longer should we play around in the muck just to … Continue reading

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