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No Tender Voice Like Thine

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me. – Jesus If he’s the Good Shepherd, he knows us completely. I can do nothing to surprise him. When I cry out to my Good Shepherd, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Blindness

“Surely we are not blind, are we?” John 9:40 Blindness can take many forms. For instance, I don’t obey the rules very well. That is especially true about wearing seatbelts. There were only two circumstances in which I would actually … Continue reading

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I Will Change Your Name

I will give a white stone, and on the white stone is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it. Revelation 2:17 Nearly thirty years ago I was asked to give a devotional to … Continue reading

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The Sacred Journey and Soul Care

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses (misplaces) his own soul? – Jesus Christian leaders are in trouble. And when the leaders are in trouble the church is in trouble. Our culture, … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus

“You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas”   – John 1:42 Sometimes you encounter someone in your life that you know you will never forget. A little over a year ago, Lynette and I boarded a … Continue reading

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My “Wants” for 2020

You ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”  – James 4:15 Predictions for the coming year are often fun and interesting. My friend Jamie Greening has written a delightful article about his … Continue reading

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Finding My Freedom

If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven…”          John 20:23 (NIV) In October 1914, Thomas Mott Osborne entered Auburn Prison in upstate New York, and like all the other prisoners, issued a set of prison grays, and led to a … Continue reading

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What Is The Deepest Truth About You?

All of the things that we place at the center of our lives are extraordinarily demanding, brittle, and fragile. But what Jesus tells us is that if we belong to Him the most important thing about us, the thing that … Continue reading

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From the Front Porch

We exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children, that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. – Saint Paul, (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12) What … Continue reading

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Stumbling Towards Grace

The success or failure of my own formation in Christlikenss can be measured by how irritable I am. – Dallas Willard Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. – Saint Paul One time I was traveling … Continue reading

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