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Words Without Weight

Itinerant exorcists. It was a thing. Jews who traveled the land expelling demons. Those who used formulaic catch phrases to cast out evil spirits. Jesus was aware of them (Lk. 11:19). They later traveled in the same circles as Paul … Continue reading

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An Overcomer

Woke up this morning feeling somewhat defeated. Not a good way to start the day. And I’m not even really sure why. Perhaps it’s a combination of feeling a bit panicked at what’s on my to do list, a bit … Continue reading

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The Weapons of our Warfare

Got one of those 911 type of calls from a friend last night. Potential for some stormy weather on the homefront. Earlier in the day a fuse had been lit and, knowing himself, he didn’t want to throw any gas … Continue reading

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Bad Truth (A 2010 Rerun)

Reposting, as is, some thoughts I put together back in 2010. Reading Job 4 this morning, as I was then. Pondering over some interesting verses, as I was then. But today it’s in the context of a prolonged period of … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid . . . Remember the Lord . . . and Fight!

Earlier this week, I was talking to a young friend you has been going through a crisis of faith over the last few years and is kind of wound tight now as she quickly approaches a season of change and … Continue reading

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Worship Wars

It’s just not optional. It’s not a take it or leave it sort of thing. It’s not about preference, or whether you’re into that sort of thing, but of priority and a vital defence against being drawn into a place … Continue reading

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Drive Them Out . . . Again (a 2013 rerun)

Looking back through my journal, it’s been a reading that I’ve spent extra time “chewing on” seven of the past ten years. The opening chapters of Judges have repeatedly served as a fresh warning against the propensity to compromise. The … Continue reading

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The Devil Left

What a week! Monday started out with great plans for the day which were never realized. And now it’s Friday already and I feel like maybe our feet are somewhat back underneath us. Forty-eight hours in the hospital with very … Continue reading

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