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A Steadfast Heart

Based on how the song starts, you’d probably never guess the situation. Getting up in the morning with the praise band cranked up, a song on your lips, and a melody permeating your soul is usually a pretty good indicator … Continue reading

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What the Therefore Might be There For

Last couple of readings in John 11 I’ve been identifying with Martha. This morning, as I hover over my reading in John 12, longing to be more like Mary. Have seen the Savior’s patience in taking Martha’s deep faith even … Continue reading

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What More Could You Want?

In the day, you normally wouldn’t have seen them hanging out together, for Jews had no dealings with Samaritans (Jn. 4:9b). Samaritans were viewed as an impure and unclean people. But hey, when you’re unclean yourself, guess it doesn’t much … Continue reading

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Good, Pleasant, and Fitting

Yesterday morning, one of the highlights of my Sunday was singing with the saints. It is every Sunday. There’s just something about hearing voices lifting up the name of Jesus. Something about looking upon the countenance of those who sing … Continue reading

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The Old, Old Story

Hovering over Psalm 136 this morning. A song of repetition. Not hard to pick up what the songwriter’s laying down: . . . for His steadfast love endures forever. Twenty-six verses in the psalm. Twenty-six times the heartbeat of the … Continue reading

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Proactive Praise

Would it be true to say that, most often, we praise God after something He’s done? That we thank Him, usually, as a response to having received? Not saying this isn’t right. Throughout the psalms there is exhortation to sing … Continue reading

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Seeker Friendly

I guess I don’t normally think of God as a seeker. Maybe that’s because I think of seekers as needing something and I don’t think of God as in need of anything. But while God has no need of anything, … Continue reading

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