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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. — Jesus Who would you secretly nominate as a person or a people group with whom God might be irritated? And, if truth were known, you are secretly hoping … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

“Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” – Winston Churchill You can’t handle the truth! – Jack Nicholson All character flaws involve self-deception. What’s sobering about … Continue reading

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Extra Grace Required

Everyone has a family member that is hard to love. If you don’t know who that particularly challenging-to-love person is, chances are it is you. It is quite sobering to imagine that I am someone’s hard to love person. In … 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 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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Sacred Companions

Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. 1 Samuel 18:3 Jonathan’s love entered David’s heart in a way that Saul’s hatred never could. –Eugene Peterson Of all the forces that mark us, … Continue reading

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