Tag Archives: Restoration

No Tender Voice Like Thine

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me. – Jesus If he’s the Good Shepherd, he knows us completely. I can do nothing to surprise him. When I cry out to my Good Shepherd, … Continue reading

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I Will Change Your Name

I will give a white stone, and on the white stone is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it. Revelation 2:17 Nearly thirty years ago I was asked to give a devotional to … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus

“You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas”   – John 1:42 Sometimes you encounter someone in your life that you know you will never forget. A little over a year ago, Lynette and I boarded a … Continue reading

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Restorative Love

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. – Saint Paul Every congregation is a congregation of sinners. As if that weren’t bad enough, they all have sinners for pastors. – Eugene Peterson … Continue reading

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Jesus Sees You

When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” Luke 19:5 In this story, it says that Jesus is looking for Zacchaeus, and … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Mess

The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14 In 1999, I had made such a mess of my marriage I had to resign the church I had led for thirteen years … Continue reading

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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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