Setting Out

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” (Psalm 84:11) Like a desert wanderer who values pools of water beneath the shade of palms, we cling to the soul‐satisfying poetry displayed throughout the Psalms.   This ancient hymnbook […]

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Morning Muddles

“If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.” (Psalm 139:9-­10) Believing a lie is easy at times. When pain is pressing down our backs, bill collectors are breaking down our doors, or […]

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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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Come And Go

“For one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15b) His miniature hands were perfectly empty when he emerged into our world. Our grandson Liam drew his first breath this week, showed us his beautiful face and form, and captured our hearts the moment we saw him cocooned in the safety […]

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Waves To Walk

“But the free gift is not like the trespass….” (Rom 5:15) In the garden, Adam gambled that his way was better than the one God had designed. Along with Eve, he reached for the fruit and plucked death for mankind. We all lost big time. God blessed these two image-‐bearers and commanded them to be […]

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Intersect

“From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” (Psalm 113:3) We wring our hands and fill our minds with worrisome thoughts, wrestling with God’s will for our day, our future, our lifetime. What exactly would he have me do? Why doesn’t he make it clear? […]

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