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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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A Gladdened Soul

There’s praise amidst the problems. Worship despite the worry. Thanksgiving even among the threat. That’s the overall sense I get as I noodle on Psalm 86 this morning. It’s a song of David. A “poor and needy” David as a … Continue reading

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I Come

Even in a bit of a fog, the invitation is clear. Though we got home way too late last night from a wedding we attended about 2.5 hours away, and I’m thinking I’ve gotten up way too early this morning, … Continue reading

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