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Clinton and Rachel (A Wedding Blessing)

When Clinton was a very small boy, I would tell he and his brother Cole bedtime stories from the Bible and Lord of the Rings. Sometimes I would tell a mash upped story where King David kills a very large … Continue reading

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Forgiveness is not for Wimps

So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went, throwing stones and flinging dust at him. (2 Samuel 16:13) Leonard Cohen, the legendary 82-year-old Canadian poet … Continue reading

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The Kindness of God

The king said, “Is there anyone remaining of the house of Saul? (2 Samuel 9:3) In virtually every gangster films there are some very predictable tropes. It doesn’t matter which film it is. Films like The Godfather trilogies, Donnie Brasco, … Continue reading

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The King’s Darkness

When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:33-34 Perhaps for his own reasons God … Continue reading

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O, How the Mighty have Fallen (a lament)

There is none like the Lord; there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. O, how the mighty have fallen in the midst of battle. I am distressed for you, my brothers. Lord, why do you … Continue reading

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The Drift

It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle… David remained at Jerusalem.    2 Samuel 11:1 It was generally believed that he was about 50 years old or so at this time. … Continue reading

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The Dance

David was afraid of the Lord that day; he said, “How can the ark of the Lord come into my care?” In King David’s spiritual haste to bring the Ark of the Covenant back to his home town, they all … Continue reading

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