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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 Drift

It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle… David remained at Jerusalem.    2 Samuel 11:1 It was generally believed that he was about 50 years old or so at this time. … 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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Killing Giants

 “Sometimes fear does not subside, and we must choose to do it afraid.”  ~Elisabeth Elliot When have you been most afraid? I could tell you about breaking my leg in the wilderness and lying on the ground for two days … Continue reading

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How God Sees

The Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. 1 Samuel 17:7 People have always wanted to be like everybody else, to do the popular thing, and the Israelites were no exception. … Continue reading

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