Tag Archives: keep on keepin’ on

Be Strong and Do It

Paul writes to the Ephesians that we are God’s workmanship, “created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10). If that’s true (spoiler alert: it is . . . ), … Continue reading

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Still the Coming One

Going to re-run some thoughts from this day’s readings 10 years ago. 10 years ago. A different lifetime ago. Corporate job. Couple of girls still at home. Coming home daily to a loving wife. No brain cancer even on the … 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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A Thin Silence

The LORD was not in the great and strong wind that pulverized the rocks. Nor was He in the quake that shook the ground. And though you couldn’t take your eyes of the blazing fire, the LORD wasn’t in that … Continue reading

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Drinking Deep at an Oasis

It occurs to me this morning that some portions of Scripture are like an oasis. When times are good, when there’s lots of rain in the land, it’s easy to pass right by them. Sure, you take notice of their … Continue reading

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Blessed Be the Name

You need the light of Ruth after the darkness of Judges. To be reminded that, even in those days when “there was no king” and “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Jud. 21:25), grace maintains a faithful … Continue reading

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Sheltering in the Shadow of the Almighty

Okay, so Psalm 91 has my mind running wild this morning. Maybe not surprising given it’s a song which seemingly promises deliverance from “the deadly pestilence” (91:3); and so, says that “you will not fear . . . the pestilence … Continue reading

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Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

Chewing on another one of those songs where, though the songwriter declares the power of God, and remembers the promises of God, he’s having a tough time connecting those dots with his current situation and the seeming absence of the … Continue reading

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Barren Beginnings

Barren. She was barren. Infertile. Sterile. Unable to bear children (Judges 13:2). And she lived in a land that was barren. Among a people in rebellion to the LORD who had brought them into a land of promise and potential, … Continue reading

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What They Needed the Most

No matter how you might want to define “success,” the apostles’ first solo preaching tour was a success (Mark 6:7-13). Two by two, they went with power, Jesus having granted them authority over unclean spirits. They went by faith, taking … Continue reading

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