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A Well-Known Friend

Sometimes it’s stumbling upon something “new” or something I hadn’t really thought of before that serves up something to chew on. A phrase that catches my attention, a word picture that I’d never really considered before, or just some unexpected … Continue reading

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Things

“Finally,” says Paul, for the second time in this letter to the Philippians. He got side-tracked a bit after his first “finally” (3:1). But now he’s gonna wrap up this short letter for real. And in the portion I read … Continue reading

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Where Else Could I Go?

Devo’ing in a different time zone this morning. Chewing on the word on the shores of Maui. Will be, Lord willing, for the next few weeks. May has always been Sue’s month — her birthday today, Mother’s Day, and then our … Continue reading

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The Rock from Which You Were Hewn

Sometimes, in order to keep going forward, you need to look back. To recapture future hope, you need to be reminded of past promises. To set your feet again on solid ground, you need to remember afresh the rock from … Continue reading

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Waiting Time

Ours is a culture that is bent on getting rid of waiting. Decades ago we adopted a whole new genre of food service, fast food restaurants, because we didn’t want to wait for good food to be prepared. So we … Continue reading

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The Joy of the LORD

It’s not like they didn’t have just cause to mourn. Not like there was no good reason to grieve. In fact, under any other circumstance, their tears would have been the appropriate response to what they had just heard preached. … Continue reading

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Shadow Living

Usually, we don’t think of living in someone’s shadow as a good thing. We tend to connect living in the shadow of someone else as feeling unsuccessful in comparison with their successfulness. If I live in the shadow of my … Continue reading

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