Author Archives: Joe Chambers

About Joe Chambers

I am the beloved of the Most High God. I am an avid reader and writer and have been a continuous learner since my college studies in Ancient Literature and English. I live at the base of Mount Princeton in the Colorado Rockies with my wife of over three decades. I believe I have been put here to tell people that God is not mad at them and to show them the way Home. I am the father of three sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. I love to read, tell stories, and spend time in the wilderness.

My Oldest Friend’s Voice

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship. – C.S. Lewis My oldest friend called me on my birthday a few months ago. Here is how he … Continue reading

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Those People

When God saw…how (those people) turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind… Jonah 3:10 In the early years as a pastor in Oklahoma, kids would go to church camp and return to our little church and give testimony’s … Continue reading

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Desperate for God

From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. When I was three or four years old, we had a dog named Peppy. It was part little dog and part another little dog, but I loved that dust-colored … Continue reading

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Running From God

But Jonah ran away from the Lord… Nineveh is a couple hundred miles north of where Jonah is standing when he heard the command to go preach and he books passage to Spain, which is where Tarshish is located.  It would be … Continue reading

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A Lament For Two Fathers

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. Malachi 4:6 O Lord, we are the clay, and You our potter; and all of us are the work of Your … Continue reading

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Lent and Ash Wednesday

Repentance leads to life. What is Lent? The word “Lent” comes from the Old English word “lengten,” which simply means “spring” — when the days lengthen and new life springs forth. It is a time in which we anticipate the … Continue reading

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Oh, Be Joyful!

…We also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Romans 5:11 We who have a covenant relationship with Jesus are organically and spiritually connected to the most joyful being in the universe. … Continue reading

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Who’s Laughing Now?

I wrote this blog and posted it on another blog on November 5, 2008, but I wanted to share it here to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. I was living in Eastland, Texas the first year the Civil Rights Act … Continue reading

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The Silence

There is a silence that lives in the grass On the underside of each blade And in the blue space between the stones. There is a silence that rests like a young bird in your palms. – Rolf Jacobsen As … Continue reading

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Helping Your Pastor During the Pandemic

“I will probably be one of the statistics next year of pastors that left in the pandemic … and my church will be one of the ones that will not make it out the other side …” – a pastor … Continue reading

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