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Music Monday: Who Am I?

I was reading the book of Job today. Now, that’s not usually the place to go for a “pick-me-up,” but I found something really awe-inspiring in it that I think really relates to this song. It was one of those … Continue reading

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I only have five loaves and two fish…

“Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.” (Matthew 14:17) A couple months ago, I gave a copy of my book, Be Not Afraid, to a homeless man. As I pulled up the corner, I was prepared to give … Continue reading

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“Who do you say that I am?”

  “Who do you say that I am?” When Jesus asks Peter to state for himself who Jesus is, it is after asking him what others claim. (Matthew 16:13-17) It’s one of those frequently referenced moments when Jesus moves his disciples … Continue reading

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Filling the Space

We all have times that we have to “do without”. Sometimes it’s something simple like an ingredient in a recipe. Other times, it is much harder, like having no paycheck for a long time. Every time we do without, the … Continue reading

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Good Prayer

It is always interesting to discuss prayer with someone and see what their understanding of it is. I’ve learned some beautiful ways of connecting with God this way. It strikes me as funny, though, that most of us have some … Continue reading

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The Eye of a Needle

I forgot that Monday was a holiday, so “I’ll tell you on Monday” turned into “I’ll tell you on Tuesday.” This weekend, the Gospel was the one about it being easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle … Continue reading

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Tell Me What to Do

We generally don’t like people telling us what to do. There are places for it – assignments for a class or a job description – but otherwise, it is a touchy thing to be told what to do. The hardest … Continue reading

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Work

We have a friend who was a deacon in our church. For a while, he felt like his paid job got in the way of his spiritual job, because he could only give so much time at the church.  Pretty … Continue reading

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Chosen

Last week, I talked about Solomon asking for wisdom.  In that reading, it struck me that he commented on the Israelites being God’s chosen people.  It felt a little odd – chosen?  They really weren’t anywhere near perfect.  What makes … Continue reading

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Hope

Reading Paul can feel like going back to English class sometimes.  You have to pull apart, diagram, and analyze each sentence.  You can skim by and get a basic idea of what he’s saying, but when you slow down, you … Continue reading

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