Tag Archives: God’s presence

He Regards the Lowly

Whoever the enemies David is referring to were, he was feeling their wrath. Because of them he awoke each morning in the midst of trouble. The opposition seemed relentless. Every day seemed like pushing a rope up a hill. The … Continue reading

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Joseph and His Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days

It’s easy, especially when it comes to well known stories we’ve heard since Sunday School, to read them again with the end in mind. To skim over details until we get to “the lesson.” To rush through the “back story” … Continue reading

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Careworn but Confident

I don’t know about you, but these days I awake most mornings with a certain level of burden. Sometimes I can identify specific issues and situations which contribute to the weight on my chest I feel even before I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Pressures, Prayer, Promises, and Presence

For me, Psalm 119 is the psalm of psalms. Fearfully and wonderfully made. Like all of Scripture, knit together through the pen of the songwriter by the inspiration of the Spirit. Yet, this song is different. While, overall it has … Continue reading

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It Is Good To Be Near God

Feeling isolated yet? If you’re an introvert who normally racks up a fair amount of on-your-own time, maybe you’re scratching your head saying, “What’s that?” But maybe, if you’re more used to going a million miles an hour and having … Continue reading

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The LORD Is There

Maybe 2020 will be the year. The year I dig deeper into Ezekiel. Wrapped up the book in this morning’s reading. A lot of it I think I get. A lot of it, not so much. The apocalyptic unveiling of … Continue reading

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What Makes Us Distinct

One of a kind. Special. Unique. Unlike anyone else. Guys like Ripley and Guinness have made a living off of it. Nothing like a world record to set someone apart. And who can’t help but feel like a one-of-a-kind if … Continue reading

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The Acts of the Holy Spirit (A 2009 Rerun)

While my heart is full this morning after a very, very busy week and a truly God blessed Sunday, my head feels kind of empty. So, I went back into the archives and read some thoughts I captured back in … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line

Wrapped up Ezekiel this morning. Have read it every year for the past dozen years or so. There’s a lot there. The thought that comes to mind is that it’s an epic. While not a poem per se, it is … Continue reading

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Our Arm Every Morning

Some thoughts about today’s reading in Isaiah from 2011 . . . shortly after everything had suddenly turned upside down around here. An encouragement to me this morning. Hoping for you as well. —————————– Sometimes you just need to call … Continue reading

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