Tag Archives: Things above

Time and Chance

They’re bro’s but they’re bullies. Where you see one, you know the other is often lurking. Though you might be able to avoid them for awhile, there’s always this low-lying dread that you’re going to run into them at the … Continue reading

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Despair Consumed by Delight

Been noticing the Preacher’s heart as I’ve been reading in Ecclesiastes. He’s applied his heart to seek and search out wisdom (1:13). But he’s also applied his heart to know madness and folly (1:16). He has tested his heart with … Continue reading

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A View of Life Beyond the Sun

If it all comes out the same in the wash “under the sun,” then truly, “behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind” under the sun (Eccl. 1:14). Hovering over the first-half of Ecclesiastes 2 this morning. Amazed at … Continue reading

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Of Purpose and Prospect

The context of David’s prayer in Psalm 17 is a plea for deliverance from his enemies. What I’m chewing on this morning, though, is the contrast between their over-arching purpose in life and the psalmist’s over-riding prospect. Arise, O LORD! … Continue reading

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Promise and Desire

I won’t get to the part about escaping lions, and fires, and swords until tomorrow, Lord willing. Won’t chew on what motivates someone to be willing to accept torture rather than release, or be willing to endure mocking, flogging, chains, … Continue reading

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To Have and To Hold

Had dinner with a friend at a restaurant last night — a small, family-business sort of restaurant. Asked our waitress, “So, how are you doing?” She knew what I was asking, how’s the pandemic affected business? Though I only saw … Continue reading

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The God of Heaven

Okay, not sure how this thought’s going to play out. More noodling than concluding. But need to work through an observation that keeps getting observed over the past few days through my reading plan. So, what am I chewing on … Continue reading

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Highways of the Heart

Don’t really need my Google Maps these days. No need to bring up my WAVES app to find the quickest route to where I wanna go. ‘Cause not going much of anywhere. And anywhere I go, it’s a well worn … Continue reading

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An Open Door

The time for listening was done. Now it was time for beholding. John had heard the words spoken by the One who walks in the midst of the churches on earth. Now, he would see Him as the One worthy … Continue reading

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The Difference the Joy of the Lord Makes

Hovering over the first few verses of 2Corinthians 8 this morning and thinking about an intriguing dynamic and the difference the joy of the Lord can make. We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has … Continue reading

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