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29 Dead in 24 Hours

O Lord embed your beauty and goodness deep in our hearts and hear our lament. We cry out because people are being murdered in our land faster than our eyes can brim with tears. And honestly Lord, we sometimes feel … Continue reading

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Prayer as Truth-Telling

“We must lay before him what is in us; not what ought to be in us.” ~ C.S. Lewis “Into your hand I commit my spirit.” ~ Jesus and David One of the truths I grip with all my strength … Continue reading

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School Shootings (A Lament)

Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the Wilderness of America. Children have been murdered at a school in Florida. Do not keep silent, … Continue reading

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A Lament for the Soldier’s Widow

Great is your mercy, O Lord; give us life according to your justice. Our leader cannot, will not, show mercy and compassion to widows. How could you, O Lord, allow such a soulless man be our leader? Would you cut … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire with Prayer

You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil will not sojourn with you. He denigrates women and advocates violence toward those who dare to oppose him. O Lord, your tolerance of this evil causes my heart to break. … Continue reading

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Pray Your Tears

About ten years ago I got a phone call that no one ever wants to get. My wife called me to tell me that my nephew and youngest son Caleb’s best friend, Josh Bixler, had put a hand gun to … Continue reading

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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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