Monthly Archives: March 2018

Going Deeper: – “To Those who are Panicking” (Isaiah 35 – selected verses)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage, the prophet Isaiah offers … Continue reading

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Being an Orphan

This blog is home to more than 730 posts.  Once in a while I re-blog a post from the past for my newer readers. This post (slightly revised) was first published on February 13, 2013. A friend wrote me this … Continue reading

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The Gift of Comings and Goings

“It is often in our absence that the Spirit of God manifests itself. . . . .  It was only in Jesus’ absence that his friends discovered the full meaning of his presence.  . . . When we claim for … Continue reading

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“A single word can make a lot of difference. In Isaiah 61: 3, the world instead is repeated three times. Its repetition makes the difference between a life of gloom and a life of  joy. . . Instead is a … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“On Christmas, God’s eternal life slipped into our world practically unnoticed and set in motion the great concealment of the ages. For three decades, God grew—unhurried and unnoticed. Patiently waiting to unveil His life to the world. Has the humility of His hiddenness registered … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Solitude

“Discipline in sports is the concentrated effort to master the body so that it can obey the mind better. Discipline in the spiritual life is the concen- trated effort to create the space and time where God can become our … Continue reading

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Praying with 2 Corinthians 9: 6-11

Use the questions below the verses of  2 Corinthians 9: 6-11 (CEB) to help you focus on the gifts you have received, your attitude toward giving, and the gifts you can give. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you … Continue reading

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Living with Mystery

“Mystery, for [the apostle] Paul, is not what is left over after we have done our best to reason things out. It is inherent in the very nature of God and his works” (Eugene Peterson in As Kingfishers Catch Fire, (p. 271). … Continue reading

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