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His Word, His Steadfast Love

“Oops!” I think to myself, “colored that wrong.” Working my way through another stanza of Psalm 119 this morning which means I’m picking up my orange colored pencil (orange pencil crayon for my Canadian brothers and sisters) frequently as I … Continue reading

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Thrive Through Thanksgiving

A couple of weeks ago I encountered a psalm that I thought was particularly suited for this season. A song helpful when it came to sheltering in place as it invited me to also shelter in the shadow of the … Continue reading

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God’s Dealing with Us

Hovering over Psalm 103 this morning. A familiar friend. A welcome reminder. A catalyst for worship. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not … Continue reading

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The Sword Doing Its Work

Honestly, when I open my bible in the morning I’m counting on it being “living and active” (Heb. 4:12a). I’ve often said that reading our bibles is kind of a guaranteed encounter of the divine kind. The God-breathed Word illuminated … Continue reading

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Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

Chewing on another one of those songs where, though the songwriter declares the power of God, and remembers the promises of God, he’s having a tough time connecting those dots with his current situation and the seeming absence of the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Unexpected Twists

It’s a song of confusion. Of not understanding. Of unexpected twists. The songwriter knew the stories. Stories of a God faithful to His promise to bring His people into a land not their own. His father had told him of … Continue reading

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Who Is A God Like Our God?

You don’t see it every time, but there’s a pattern in the prophets that’s unmistakable. Amidst the prophets’ warning of judgment there is the promise of reconciliation. Though God, in a sense, was “done” with His people after there persistent, … Continue reading

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A Sour Psalm

Some psalms are sweet. The taste they leave in your mouth after chewing on them is pleasurable. Psalm 23 would be a case in point. Oh the satisfaction of being reminded that the Lord is my shepherd. But it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Hope for the Future

Don’t know exactly the nature of the trouble the songwriter was experiencing which inspired him to pen Psalm 42, but you sense it was trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with D, and that stands for despair. Relentless, … Continue reading

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To What Lengths Would God Go?

There’s an irony in Jonah that has a way of making me smile. For example, Jonah self-identifies as a “a Hebrew, and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven” (1:9). Yet, when told by the God of heaven he … Continue reading

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