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.

Handling God’s Word—Literally

One of the reasons I love Lectio Divina is the oral nature of the Scripture. The Bible was meant to be heard, and I love the way the Word feels on my tongue. (Revelation 10:9) But handwriting the Scriptures will … Continue reading

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The Face of an Enemy

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King’s horses and all the King’s men Could not put Humpty Dumpty together again. That’s kind of our own situation in this messed up world where … Continue reading

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Mount Princeton—Buena Vista, Colorado

Even mountains need to rest from their work of shouldering the sky, of bearing cumulous buckets on the slanting yoke of treeline where snow and ice teetered all winter.   So on this cloudless summer morning, you crack your ridged … Continue reading

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Open the Eyes of My Heart

Lectio Divina is a way of reading the Bible that is over 1,500 years old and means “divine reading.” It’s a simple way of slowing down enough to interact with a specific scripture passage while asking the Holy Spirit to … Continue reading

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Living with a Bruised Heart

I dedicated him to God when he was a chubby little bundle of joy. I helped him pray to invite Jesus into his little heart when he was waist high to me. I stood in the waters of the baptistry … Continue reading

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Faith in the Darkness

Then God said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah…” Genesis 22:2 The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy The Road describes the journey south taken by a young boy and his father … Continue reading

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Lessons on a Mountain Trail

Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”   Luke 7:47 (NKJV) Several years ago, I took a group of high school students … Continue reading

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A Long (Occasional) Obedience in the Same Direction

Not long ago, my wife and I drove up the hill to the driveway of the first church I served as pastor. The tires made a low crackle as I turned into the still gravel parking lot. I first drove … Continue reading

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A Letter From the Past

When my mother died last fall, my brother gave me a letter I had written to her and my father when I was in college. It is yellowed and crinkled—like the skin on the back of my hand—and yet my … Continue reading

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Long Wandering Prayer

When I became the pastor of the church I currently serve, there was not much to do. Not a lot of demands on my time. I would go to the office, return the calls, make some plans, meet with anyone … Continue reading

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