Tag Archives: Things above

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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This Week Is Important

Oh how we need this week in our post-Christian, postmodern, increasingly post-truth culture. A culture that debates not only the abstracts of truth (which man has done throughout the ages . . . think Pilate (Jn. 18:38)), but also seeks … Continue reading

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Living to Leave? Or, Living to Behold?

Psalm 17 is another of those prayers of David when he’s on the wrong side of the battle . . . the losing side. And while David wasn’t a perfect or pure man, in this case he cries to God … Continue reading

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Heart Matters

I’m up in B.C. for a few days this week helping my daughter and family move. And I’m reminded again that, when it comes to my morning quiet time, I find it really difficult when I’m out of my environment … Continue reading

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Swallowed Up by Life

Said it before, will say it again. Sometimes the best way to deal with the here and now is to pause and refocus on the there and then. Paul did. Reading in 2Corinthians 4 this morning and Paul’s “afflicted in … Continue reading

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Head in the Clouds

Reading in Daniel this morning. Love the guy! Have always wanted to be like him. The model of what it means to be in the world but not of the world. Honors God at a young age by determining not … Continue reading

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A Whole Heart and A Single Mind

They were his men. Many of them joined with him at the lowest of times and they stayed with him through the toughest of times. Others came to him as they discerned the working of God concerning the throne of … Continue reading

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Like All the Nations

When he heard their demands it shook him . . . literally! His soul so vexed because of their request that he trembled. Dedicated to the Lord since birth, his life had been one of learning to hear the word … Continue reading

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