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The Difference Phinehas Makes

It would seem that chapters 17 through 21 could just have easily been chapters 3 through 7. Who knew? Hovering over and diving a bit into the final chapters of Judges this morning. And a small detail turns upside down … Continue reading

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The Sinner’s Prayer

Hovering over Psalm 38 this morning. And talk about your desperate, seemingly unbearable situation! Israel’s poet is flat on the mat and not sure he can get up before the ten count. Or, to use a different metaphor, he feels … Continue reading

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God Determines the Destiny

It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who, with pen wrote: “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a … Continue reading

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An Either/Or Thing

I read the words of the old songwriter and it brings to mind the words of the old preacher. I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep Your word. ~ The Psalmist (Psalm 119:101 ESV) … Continue reading

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On Being Cavalier

Recently, I have found myself in a few situations where I’ll say something like: Every time you encounter someone else’s sin, don’t examine them with a microscope in order to judge them, but look on them as a mirror reflecting … Continue reading

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Done! Let’s Move On!

Wrapped up Judges this morning. What a tough journey it has been. Tougher this year than in past years for some reason. Perhaps because over the past year we’ve had a ringside seat as to what it kind of looks … Continue reading

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Those Who Are Barely Escaping

Had to laugh at the following meme: “I never thought the comment ‘I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6 foot pole’ would become a national policy, but here we are.” Makes me think about the number of ways our vocabulary … Continue reading

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The Root Cause

Her parents named her Loveliness. And I’m sure she was. Beautiful. Attractive. Alluring. Wonder if Solomon perhaps had her in mind when he described the “forbidden woman” of Proverbs. Lips dripping with honey, speech smoother than oil (Prov. 5:3). Intoxicating … Continue reading

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