Tag Archives: God’s faithfulness

God Is Faithful Even When Life Isn’t Fair

I dive into 2 Corinthians this morning knowing what’s coming. I’m ready again to read one of Paul’s most personal letters. One in which he pours out his heart because his heart has been broken. Personal because the Corinthians have … Continue reading

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Keep Drawing Near (2008 Rerun)

Heading up to the homeland this morning. Grandkids are on spring break, so I’m taking a few days to hang with them (and their parents). This morning I’m digging into the archives. Warming up a meal from 15 years ago … Continue reading

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Communion Amidst Confusion

“My soul is cast down within me” (ESV), sounds so poetic. “I am deeply depressed” (CSB), seems so much more connective. To speak of having a cast down soul sounds somewhat dramatic (cue the back of the hand to the … Continue reading

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Feeding and Faith

Hovering over 1Kings 17 and 18 this morning, and I notice two instances of supernatural feeding and, in a sense, two instances of supernatural faith. And the word of the LORD came to [Elijah]: “Depart from here and turn eastward … Continue reading

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Fear Not

I don’t know that I’ve ever underlined these two words in Genesis 42 with my black colored pencil before (my marking for sin), but this morning it was almost a reflexive action. I don’t think these words are always sinful, … Continue reading

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God Determines the Destiny

It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who, with pen wrote: “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a … Continue reading

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On the Palms of My Hands

Their situation was drastically different, but the sentiment is relatable. But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me.” (Isaiah 49:14 ESV) Judged for her rebellion? Yes. Overrun because of her spiritual adultery? Yes. Exiled in … Continue reading

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A Blessing Here and Now

I had a brief conversation with someone yesterday who “had to admit” their faith was being shaken somewhat by the suffering being experienced by various people within our church family. I empathized with her empathy for those who are dealing … Continue reading

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127 Provinces

127 Provinces. That’s what I’m chewing on this morning. The king’s scribes were summoned at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day. And an edict was written, according to all that … Continue reading

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To mess with Dickens’ well-known line . . . It can be the best of words, it can be the worst of words. The word? Nevertheless. It’s been over three weeks since they gathered to hear Ezra read from the … Continue reading

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