Covering

“He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light by night. They asked, and he brought quail, and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.” (Psalm 105:39-40) This psalm erupts like a volcano of wonder spreading awe through our heart as it testifies of God’s incredible provisions for his people. The rebellious, […]

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Versus

“An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.” (Matthew 2:13 NASB) Good versus evil. This contrast parades across our […]

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Did This

“Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.” (Genesis 6:22) This intriguing verse haunts me, floats inside the middle of my mind and refuses to go overboard. I can’t shake it; it’s caught in the netting of my thoughts like an inescapable notion. God dumped a life-altering command on a man named Noah, […]

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Right Beside

“Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us even as we hope in you.” Psalm 33:20-22 At a particularly challenging season in your life, was there at […]

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Common Place

“And he said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.’” Mark 4:26 The Lord speaks our simple language. Being the perfect Teacher, he reveals his truths in ordinary terms and translates his divine point of view in pictures we can follow. Naturally, his ways are much higher […]

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Slip Away

“When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet….” (John 11:32) Jesus is four days late, and his friends Martha and Mary are not exactly pleased. Knowing their desperate need, he has not bothered to respond. It seems that Jesus is totally indifferent to their predicament and has […]

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On Our Side

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all….” (Romans 8:32) We’ve all had them: those days when a bonus was promised, but bills arrived instead; times when leaky roofs, court summons, and solemn physicians showed their unexpected faces; seasons when it appeared everything was against us. Paul the […]

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Carrier

“The LORD your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes and in the wilderness where you have seen how the LORD your God carried you as a man carries his son, all the way that you went….” (Deuteronomy 1:30-­31) Pictures portray […]

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Inside Out

“For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.” (Psalm 103:14) David’s songs resonate like water heaving itself across rugged cliffs and plunging hundreds of feet to crash on river rock below; his psalms have the voice of a thousand waterfalls cascading in full force. In the compelling language of Psalm 103, God […]

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Effortless

“So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew 5:45) Our Creator distilled light from darkness, designed massive Mt. Everest and miniature ladybugs, and provided us a […]

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