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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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Ways to Be Grateful

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Jesus and Politics

Many Christians I talk to suggest that maybe we shouldn’t talk about or get involved in politics at all. It is just too divisive. My experience is that it is only divisive if I disagree with you. In other words, … Continue reading

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