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God’s People

Never been a nomad, always had a place to hang my hat, a fixed address to go home to every night. Can’t really say I understand what it’s like to be an exile, a stranger in a foreign land–not even … Continue reading

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But You Said

You know he had to be thinking, “This was a mistake!” Sure, after 20 years it was time to return to the land of his fathers and get away from crazy uncle Laban– God said so (Gen. 31:3). So Jacob … Continue reading

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God Makes Room

It shouldn’t have been so hard. After all, he was the child of promise. He was the miracle kid, born to parents who had no right, naturally speaking, bearing children–dad a centenarian and mom, at 90 years old, way past … Continue reading

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All My Springs Are in You

I guess singing about a city isn’t all that unusual. After all, for some, Chicago is “my kind of town”. For others, they left their heart in San Francisco. And somewhere, some really, really bad weatherman wrote that the bluest … Continue reading

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The Valley of Baca

Around this time 5 years ago, Psalm 84 showed up on my reading plan. It was a little over 8 months since Sue’s tumor had surfaced and the multiple brain surgeries had been performed. The intense radiation was over and … Continue reading

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Still Fully Convinced

Fully convinced. Two words that always jump off the page when I read Romans 4. Fully convinced. A defining attribute of Abraham, the first of whom God declares, “And he believed the LORD, and He counted it to him as … Continue reading

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Cup Half Empty?

Jacob’s conversation with his new landlord, Pharaoh, caught my attention this morning. He and his entire house had moved to Egypt. He had been reunited with the son he had loved above all his sons, the one who had been … Continue reading

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