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Direct Your Heart

The crazy cycle of the judges continues in 1Samuel. Israel had again hit rock bottom. Having been handily defeated by the Philistines in a war undertaken in their own strength, the people of God saw the ark lost and the … Continue reading

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The Folly of Presuming

I know the media crafts headlines to capture our interest and seduce our attention. I know there’s always a story behind the story that tends to get buried if it detracts from a sensational one-liner. But, not gonna lie, I … Continue reading

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Blessed!

The songwriter recalls that bleak season of life. He sings a lament of the time when the wheels almost totally came off the car (or the chariot, as the case might be). A time of great heaviness, never ending groaning, … Continue reading

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Hand On Mouth

Sticks and stones may break my bones . . . but when the Almighty’s name-calling, it’s gotta hurt! Not that God harmfully throws down insults from heaven, but the One who searches the soul and spirits of men will reveal … Continue reading

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Come As You Are

Throwback Friday (probably not a thing . . . whatever). Was working my way through the same set of readings on a Friday back in July 2014. Same thing caught my eye as I continued reading of revival under Hezekiah. … Continue reading

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Yet . . .

As I looked back over my journal entries tied to today’s reading, for the past several years it’s been the reading in 2Chronicles that’s caused me to pause and reflect. And invariably it’s been on the same theme–voices. The voices … Continue reading

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Failure’s Response

I know, I know . . . we’re all just sinners saved by grace. We’re not perfect, we’re still works in progress. God’s not finished with us yet. If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves and make … Continue reading

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