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Heaven’s Gentle Rain

You don’t have because you don’t ask God. James 4:2 All you need to do in order to start God speaking is fix your attention on Him first thing in the morning. Look up at the ceiling and say: Lord, … Continue reading

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Trust

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it (love) grows perhaps the greater.”  … Continue reading

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Hands of Hope

I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. ~ Psalm 16:8 All of us remember on January 28, 1986 the horror of seeing the Space Shuttle Challenger explode over the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Narrow Spaciousness

There are hard things in this book (Bible), hard things to hear, hard things to obey. ~ Eugene Peterson My brother used  to let me stuff him into a hideaway couch and put the cushions on it. I’d sit on … Continue reading

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The Peaceable Kingdom

The wolf shall live with the lamb… and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6 There is a movie that I enjoyed a few years ago called “Grand Canyon.” And one of the characters in that film is an … Continue reading

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Sturdy Hope

Phillip Brooks was an American Episcopal clergyman and author. In the month of December of 1865, he took a trip to the Holy Land. He wanted to study and reflect on the life of Jesus on Christ’s native soil. On Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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Be The Change You Want To See In The World

All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions. ~ William Butler Yeats Your discipleship program is perfectly designed to produce the disciples you have. ~ Dallas Willard In my first pastorate in Oklahoma there was a crusty old man named Steve. … Continue reading

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The Meeting

“Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” ~ Jesus For many generations, when parents would tuck their children in at night, they would have them say a little prayer. Many of you know this … Continue reading

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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 Disciplines of Peace

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ….whatever … Continue reading

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