Monthly Archives: June 2018

Going Deeper – “King of the Mountain” (Habakkuk 3: 17-19)

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 early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage, the … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

When my younger son was an early teen, he often complained that his legs hurt. This was a serious problem because his life revolved around basketball. The doctor said these were growing pains and that as he got older, they would … Continue reading

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Day Break

I wake up slowly, sweeping away an early morning dream. I stretch my feet; the leg cramps slide away. I slowly get up and sit on the side of the bed. Tentatively, I check my “tennis elbow” arm;  yup, it still hurts. … Continue reading

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From My Reading

Re: Separating parents from children at the border:  “Dealing compassionately with strangers seems to be a minimal requirement for just leadership in the model set forth by God, a theme that carries into the New Testament, where Christ’s followers are taught … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Dirty Windows

To me the most important feature of a place to live is the amount of light that comes through the doors and windows. Therefore, I was ecstatic when each time our manufactured home was finally placed on a lot (moving the … Continue reading

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What it Means to Be Human

Those of you who know me or have regularly followed this blog know that “becoming like Jesus” has been the theme of my life for decades. Being a Christ-follower is more than being theologically or Biblically correct, more than being … Continue reading

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Spiritual Refugees

NOTE:  This blog now hosts more than 750 blogs.  Quite often I dig around the “archives” for a post that is particularly appropriate.  This article, published on August 10, 2015, on the state of the church, seems appropriate for 2018 … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – “Feed My Sheep” (John 21: 15 -17)

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, John relates this post-resurrection … Continue reading

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