Tag Archives: trust

Fierce Spirituality

When I was a twenty-eight-year-old pastor I thought it would be a good idea to preach through the book of Romans verse-by-verse. I was out of my depth. If you have ever spent much time in the book you might … Continue reading

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The Proof

Unless I see in His hands… St. Thomas “If life doesn’t break your heart at least once a day, that shows a real lack of imagination.” ~ Garrison Keillor Back in the summer of 2013 my church in the Pacific … Continue reading

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The Loss

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. ~ Job Bridge to Terabithia is a story of a special friendship between a young boy and girl. Although from different backgrounds, their hearts … 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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Losing My Religion

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.  So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27-28 As a young man, I was steeped in the music of my era. I loved Rock and Roll. Bands … Continue reading

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Overcoming a Joyless Christmas

Let every heart Prepare Him room ~ Isaac Watts I love to laugh, tease others, and delight in life—but as a rule I run a low-grade melancholic fever.  I suppose it’s part of my temperament. Or it might be the … Continue reading

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The Loss

And he was there in the prison.  But the Lord was with Joseph …  Genesis 39:20-21 There is nothing we would like to avoid more if we could than a crisis. But what if we could? Imagine that you had a child, and when that … Continue reading

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