Full Attention

“Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, ‘Great is the LORD who delights in the welfare of his servant!’” (Psalm 35:27) Weighed down by afternoon heaviness, I am conscious of the rumblings of my volcanic heart where hot lava spurts, smoke spreads, and dust descends in […]

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Turn Toward

“Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!” (Psalm 55:1) Whining rarely benefits the one enduring the gripe or the complainer intent on unloading her prevailing mediocre circumstances. Who really even cares when the boss is unjust, the landlord greedy, or the neighbor’s piercing accusation slices like […]

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Transfer

“Heal me O Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.” (Jeremiah 17:14) When the scars are visible, when the diagnosis is made public, we are more prone to expose our ache to others and to plead relentlessly for healing from the God of the […]

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