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.

Narrow Spaciousness

There are hard things in this book (Bible), hard things to hear, hard things to obey. ~ Eugene Peterson My brother used  to let me stuff him into a hideaway couch and put the cushions on it. I’d sit on … Continue reading

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Longing for God

Do you ever battle with melancholy? As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42:1 The writer sees himself as a young, timid doe leaping from rock to rock in the Judean … Continue reading

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Prayer as Truth-Telling

“We must lay before him what is in us; not what ought to be in us.” ~ C.S. Lewis “Into your hand I commit my spirit.” ~ Jesus and David One of the truths I grip with all my strength … Continue reading

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The Faithfulness of God

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23 When we suffer … Continue reading

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Life at the Speed of Your Father

When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way.” Mac Davis I went backpacking with my eighty-year-old father and twenty-six-year old son recently and it … Continue reading

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My Letter to Eugene Peterson

Dear Mr. Peterson, I received your address from David Hansen. I read his book The Art of Pastoring and sent him a letter thanking him for his contribution to my understanding of what it meant to be a pastor and … Continue reading

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The Salt and Light Company

You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world.  –Jesus We all know what happens when a revolutionary party suddenly finds itself in power. It’s one thing to shout angrily from the sidelines, but quite another … Continue reading

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