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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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Living in a Now/Not Yet Reality

Our Wednesday night men’s group is starting a new study this week on the Sermon on the Mount. Looking forward to it for a number of reasons. Sensing that the timing of it is no accident. Expecting it to connect … Continue reading

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Snoozin’

“I’ll take parable connections for 300, Alex.” “Okay. The common condition of those who, because they are rich, are consumed incessantly with building bigger barns, and those who, because they are not so rich, are preoccupied continually with putting food … Continue reading

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Ravens and Lilies

Old familiar teaching. Fresh new meaning. In the past, it has evoked a warm-fuzzy feeling and a sense of profound gratitude. This morning, for some reason (me thinks a Spirit led reason), it provokes a heightened sense of awareness and … Continue reading

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Soul Talk

Captured by a phrase this morning which, as I look back through my journal, has captured me before, compelling me to jot down some thoughts in the past. In 2008, 2010, and again in 2017. And each time, the thinking … Continue reading

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Our Investment Portfolios

I have often been intrigued by the idea of laying up “treasures in heaven.” Of being mindful that there is stuff we do in the here and now that results in the accumulation and deposit of valuable collectibles in the … Continue reading

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A Head that Hurts, A Heart that’s Full

Never really thought of it this way before this morning but, in a sense, if you want to keep your head from exploding, speed reading Ephesians 1 may be the better way to go. There is so much packed into … Continue reading

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Look Way Up!

Talking to my daughter last night, and I had to laugh when I asked her how her day was and she said she’d put another check mark on her wall to help her keep track that another day had passed. … Continue reading

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An Inheritance that Lasts

Most of the conquering’s been done. Big chunks of land have already been deeded to the larger tribes. Time to divvy out the rest of the promised land. And I wonder what it was like for the leaders of the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Sun

He had done life both ways–pursuing wisdom and going after folly. He was a thinker, knowing that life was meant to be lived and that there were different ways to live it. And he had the smarts to devise experiments … Continue reading

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