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A Lament for the Syrian Children

You are the Lord, most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. Poisonous gas has filled the lungs of the young ones and bombs are exacting revenge. If you are as strong and merciful as … Continue reading

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The Jail

While Joseph was there in the prison, the LORD was with him.  Genesis 39:20 I sat down on a cold plastic chair in a four-foot-wide room; a thick barrier of Plexiglas spanned the table to the ceiling. Tender names of … 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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The Healing

“Son, your sins are forgiven.” ~ Jesus I heard the gravel crunch under big tires in the driveway of my first Church. I went to see who it was. It was Otis. He had a box of fruit in hand … Continue reading

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The Hunted

…suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice… Acts 9:3,4 The life of Francis Thompson was a downward spiral that landed him on the streets of nineteenth-century London—a useless vagabond, an … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Judge!

Judge not, that you be not judged.~ Jesus Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we … Continue reading

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How Do You Spell Relief?

When I kept silent, my bones grew old. ~ King David Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer of the Sherlock Homes novels, was quite a prankster.  One day he played a prank on five of the most prominent men in his … Continue reading

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