Tag Archives: keep on keepin’ on

A Drama in the Desert

A dry and weary land where there is no water. The soul thirsting. The flesh fainting. The weary wilderness wanderer earnestly seeking. Part of the normative landscape for the God-follower? Evidently. That is, if Psalm 63 was written for the … Continue reading

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I Will Sustain You

As I make my way through the four readings in my reading plan, I am mindful that, when I’m done, I hope to put down a few thoughts about something I’ve encountered. Sometimes I’ll read something and pause immediately to … Continue reading

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The Power of Promise

Finished Genesis this morning. Found myself trying to do the math. Trying to piece together how many years between Abraham receiving the promise of land when he was 75 years old (Gen. 12:3), and when his grandson, Jacob, dies at … 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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Final Four

Finishing my reading plan for the year always comes with a sense of satisfaction. Maybe this year more than some others because it was been one of the few consistent things about 2020. So much turmoil, uncertainty, and disappointment in … Continue reading

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Done

Done! Anyone else feel that way? Done? Not done as in “tapping out” done. But done as in feeling like the cupboards are bare, the tank is empty, and we’re mostly just running on fumes. I’m thinking pandemic fatigue is … Continue reading

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Keep Your Shirt On

I meet with a buddy on Thursday nights. We met last night. We were both tired. Feeling it physically, feeling it emotionally, and if we’re honest, kinda feeling it spiritually. Weary is the word that kept coming up in the … Continue reading

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He Will Restore

The thing about a global pandemic is that everyone in some way has been impacted. Everyone, to greater or lesser extents, has suffered some level of loss. Maybe that’s why this promise so easily transcends the context of Joel’s specific … Continue reading

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A Genuine Faith

It’s the real thing! 2020 proves it! Hovering over Peter’s opening words to the “elect exiles of the Dispersion.” While they many not have been “sheltered in place,” they had been “scattered to places.” Like us, their “normal” way of … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

I don’t know if I’ve ever been as overwhelmed by the combination of my morning readings as I am this morning. Waves rolled over me as I read Isaiah 56 thru 58. The prophet trying to connect the hardship of … Continue reading

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