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The Song

Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping. – John 20:11 Not too long ago I read an article in The Atlantic about the state of Jazz in America. It was written by a man named David Hadju where he describes … Continue reading

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Misunderstood

I say to the Lord, “You are my God;     give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications.” O Lord, my Lord, my strong deliverer,     you have covered my head in the day of battle. Psalm 140:6-7 Few things are more difficult … Continue reading

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Losing My Religion

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.  So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27-28 As a young man, I was steeped in the music of my era. I loved Rock and Roll. Bands … Continue reading

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The Call

The college I went to had mandatory chapel service several times a week. They had assigned seating and someone took roll. You got in trouble if you didn’t go. So, I went, but I slept through the entire thing. Usually, … Continue reading

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What Is The Drive-Shaft of Your Life?

“Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The … Continue reading

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The Spirit

 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper… I will not leave you orphans. —Jesus I need help loving folks. You probably don’t, but I certainly do. Many years ago, I was a corporate trainer, traveling … Continue reading

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The Lord

 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… Jesus, who, being in the form of God…made Himself of no reputation…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…  Philippians 2:5,6,10 Despite the current political and cultural … Continue reading

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Overcoming a Joyless Christmas

Let every heart Prepare Him room ~ Isaac Watts I love to laugh, tease others, and delight in life—but as a rule I run a low-grade melancholic fever.  I suppose it’s part of my temperament. Or it might be the … Continue reading

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The Loss

And he was there in the prison.  But the Lord was with Joseph …  Genesis 39:20-21 There is nothing we would like to avoid more if we could than a crisis. But what if we could? Imagine that you had a child, and when that … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice

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 … Continue reading

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