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Divine Discontentment

Thomas Edison once said, “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” Said differently the great inventor knew that “satisfaction is the grave of progress.” With a view of what could be, Edison seems to have refused being content with what … Continue reading

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Turn, Turn, Turn

Don’t really know why the word popped off the page this morning (though I have my suspicions . . . an encounter of the divine kind, perhaps?). But it did. A word that I’m thinking doesn’t really play all that … Continue reading

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Retaining by Advancing

For Paul there was no standing still. If he wasn’t moving forward, then he knew he was going backward. If he put it in neutral he knew that was just reverse with an N on it. Coasting was to be … Continue reading

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Subdued, Divided, But Not Settled

Continuing to read in Joshua . . . the less exciting part . . . the mapping out the land part. The big battles are done. For the most part the desert wanderers delivered from Egyptian bondage have moved in. … Continue reading

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Better Things

The writer to the Hebrews wanted to move on. Though he fought for the faith of these wavering Jewish believers, he wasn’t content to let them keep spinning their wheels on the basics. Kind of akin to Elijah, in essence … Continue reading

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A Lovely Prayer

He’s one of those guys we don’t really know much about. His name found only a couple of times in the “credits” of Paul’s letters. The credits–you know, that list of names that scrolls by your eyes as you get … Continue reading

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Infants in Christ

As I hover over my reading this morning, honestly, I don’t know how much patience I might have had with them. For all they knew, it seemed to make relatively little difference. For all the time Paul had spent with … Continue reading

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The Day of Eternity

Why these things pop on the radar, I don’t know. Well, actually I think I do, it’s the supernatural dynamic of illumination–the active agency of the Holy Spirit. I’m hovering over a four word phrase I have never taken note … Continue reading

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A Team Sport

The goal is lofty. The way to get there though, is within our grasp. Paul writes to the Colossians in order to correct the error which was creeping into their midst and destabilizing their faith. He had already been praying … Continue reading

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Human, But Not Merely Human

He expected more. He had been with them for 18 months, establishing the church at Corinth and teaching the believers there (Acts 18:1-11). And so, he expected more. They had been born again and he had spoon fed them for … Continue reading

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