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Empty Stockings

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“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how […]

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The Gift Of Undesignated Space

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“Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land. The Lord Almighty has declared in my hearing: ‘Surely the great houses will become desolate, the fine mansions left without occupants. A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath of […]

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Acknowledging My Limitations

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“Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God.” Ecclesiates 5:7 “…then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend […]

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“All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.” Ecclesiates 3:20 I don’t love cleaning the house. It is something I find mundane and ordinary. It involves expending energy I would love to apply elsewhere. Usually I can come up with a million excuses to procrastinate cleaning the house. […]

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“You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” Psalm 145:16 I find myself often going into our pantry looking for something on which to snack. It seems snacking is different than a full-blown meal. It is the in between moment when whatever we previously ate or the thought of the next […]

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The Gift Of Collaborators

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“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor…” Ecclesiates 4:9 Asking for help is not something I do easily. It seems I’d much prefer wandering around helpless and stuck than to actually ask for help. In fact, I like to be the one offering help rather than receiving help. […]

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Stepping Into God’s Presence

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Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and […]

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The Formative Pressure Of Love

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I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging; but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness. Psalm 89:32-33 I have a guitar that hangs in a display case in my study. It is a testament to roughly fourteen years spent building a guitar. […]

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Resistance Training

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“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 I was listening to an interview today of two scientist who were studying the effects of space travel […]

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Dying To Live

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“Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.’” Luke 9:23-24 In this season of Lent before Easter I have […]

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