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Winter Pause

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A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. Isaiah 11:1 Once more a remnant of the kingdom of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above. Isaiah 37:31 Driving around my town at this time of year reminds me that I now live in […]

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Spiritual Disorientation

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My wife had hip replacement surgery this last month. It was fairly significant with some very hopeful and positive outcomes. On the day of her surgery we arrived at the hospital in the early morning and she was taken in to a pre-op room where she met with various people and certain aspects of the […]

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The Ferocity Of Fire

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“On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.” Acts 8:1 In 1988 Yellowstone National Park experienced a devastating fire that shut down a great deal of the park leaving it scorched and desolate. It showed the great damage that […]

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Staying With The Process

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This has been an eventful week! While enjoying the privilege of baptizing my niece in the Pacific ocean and having a great time teaching and singing at the Journey in southern California, my granddaughter Gigi had to have her appendix removed. It wan’t such a fun time for a five year old and she still […]

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Faith That Sees Further

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Hopes, dreams and expectations are often a source of excitement and at times a source of struggle in my life. As much as I try to convince myself of the lack of influence they have over me, they still seem to leave an impact. Often this impact is realized more internally than externally. In my […]

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Shadow And Substance

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“These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Colossians 2:17 I am fascinated by shadows and how objects bathed in light form them. When I was a young boy I used to enjoy chasing my shadow or trying to change the shape of my shadow […]

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Falling Apart Or Holding Together?

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“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 It has been my joy and privilege to play the guitar for the past fifty years. Over the course of those years I have owned and enjoyed several guitars that have enhanced my experience of playing, performing and writing music. Probably […]

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Developing Callouses

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“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 I started to play a steel stringed instrument when I was eleven years old. Up to that point I had played a flute […]

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Whose Voice Is Primary?

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“Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up.” Nehemiah 8:5 I was sitting in the worship service at the church I attend and as we were moving through the service we came to a point where we […]

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Hope In The Midst Of Pain

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In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever. But now you have rejected and humbled us; you no longer go out with our armies…Rise up and help us; rescue us because of your unfailing love. Psalm 44:8-9, 26 I’m not very good at dealing with pain. I […]

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