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.

Chapter Two of an Unnamed Novel

The boy got up and reached for the tin dishpan hanging on the wall and set it on the stove.  He poured some water into it from the galvanized bucket on a short shelf next to the door, and then … Continue reading

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CRT and Flannelgraphs

Elton Trueblood once said something like, “Baptist are as old Abraham. We have evidence of that when Abraham said to his nephew, “Lot, you go your way and I’ll go mine.” That reminds me of the TV and magazine ads … Continue reading

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Chapter One of an Unnamed Novel

It is midnight, 1969.  The air is blue. The mountain is blue in its silhouette against the open galaxies. Long before the earth stirred, the old man in the cabin banged the cast iron stove to life. He sat in … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Good Finish

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “The worst moment for an atheist is when he is really thankful and has no one to thank.” – G.K. … Continue reading

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My Mother Has Cancer

My mother has terminal cancer. I was able to spend twenty-four hours with her recently. They were great moments. I will cherish them the rest of my life, because we don’t know how fast the cancer is spreading and how … Continue reading

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God’s Slow Work

Definition of arrogant: exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner (Merriam-Webster) Years ago, I was flying to Nashville for a trustee meeting of Lifeway Christian Resources. When I fly from one city … Continue reading

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The Dark Night

Hello darkness, my old friendI’ve come to talk with you againBecause a vision softly creepingLeft its seeds while I was sleepingAnd the vision that was planted in my brainStill remainsWithin the sound of silence ~ Paul Simon There is a … Continue reading

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The Art of Giving

Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others. Although it often seems that people give only to receive, I believe that, beyond all our desires to be appreciated, rewarded and acknowledged, there lies a simple and pure desire to … Continue reading

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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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