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Do We Need to Fight?

It was a quick conversation. A passing comment / counter-comment chat in the restroom quickly conducted between washing and drying our hands. Used to be those were light chats about the weather or the local sports team. Now, seems every … Continue reading

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On the Contrary, Bless

A rerun from 2016. Timely for our times I think. It’s been my experience that when the circumstances of life get difficult it often puts strain on relationships. Show me a couple in the pressure cooker of financial need and … Continue reading

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Ready to Receive the Word

Facedown or face to the ground? That is the question. Well, not really. It is a question. But in the overall scheme of things, not that important a question. Nevertheless, one I am chewing on this morning. And not because … Continue reading

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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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I Don’t Know Why

They’re back to back, certainly it’s no accident. You can’t help but think the contrasting facts are intentionally juxtaposed against one another so that we’ll pick up on something that’s being laid down. The what is easy? It’s the why … Continue reading

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On Being a Little One

Their question, if not the right question, is certainly an understandable question. After all, they were getting in on the ground floor. They were initial investors. That they should be the first to be let in on what the kingdom … Continue reading

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A Spirit of Gentleness

Read a well-known verse this morning, but honestly, with unexpected consequences. Started to breeze through a familiar “command to obey,” but encountered a living and active sword along the way. One word. That’s all it was, one word. And it … Continue reading

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Humbled for Testing

Couldn’t imagine such a little text having such a potentially big impact. Someone I met with Sunday afternoon texted me Monday morning with, “Pete, I am running a low fever today.” Not words you want to hear at this current … Continue reading

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Anxiety Pride

Ask most of us what the opposite of humility is and we’d come up with pride. Ask us how pride manifests itself and the things that probably come to mind are: boasting; self exaltation; arrogance; thinking of myself more highly … Continue reading

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A Kid in the Kingdom

This truth has manifested itself differently through the generations but it’s still an operational truth, little kids are down the food chain. In my day of being a kid, when the adults were gathered we were to be seen and … Continue reading

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