Need This

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”   (James 1:5-6) Inside the Storehouse One succinct promise trickling like a small stream revealing a torrential flow of meaning, drenching us with specific insights about our God. One statement among thousands, […]

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Poised to Ascend

“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens…when I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that […]

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Stellar

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house the saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him.”  (Matthew 2:10–11) The wise men should make us weep. They come to light in the gospel narrative with their knees bowed, faces to the […]

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Beyond Bountiful

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2 Corinthians 9:6) In all likelihood, nothing fits in a fist closed tight. A clenched hand, fingers turned inward with nails pressed into palm will never hold a thing, will never be on the receiving side. […]

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Limitless

“May you [mothers] be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” (Colossians 1:11-12) They are hardly perfect, these mothers that we elevate, applaud, snuggle up to for […]

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Clods and Dust

“I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.” (Psalm 16:7-­8) Pebbles of wisdom matched against boulders of truth; a spattering of know-­ how confronting limitless understanding; little droplets […]

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Choosing Sides

“Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice…’How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge’” (Proverbs 1:20,22). Fools revel in making idiotic choices. One of their distinguishing traits is a propensity for listening to the noisy […]

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Guided Tour

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye upon you.” (Psalm 32:8) Dressed in helmets and life vests, our family grabbed our paddles and submerged our raft in the Ocoee River of Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee. We inhaled deeply as the white […]

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