Monthly Archives: August 2015

Accepting

It may be one of the more difficult questions ever asked.  Job had just lost everything, except his wife.  His initial response to the news of his losses was one of worship; and through it all, Job had taken the … Continue reading

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Guess What Was 3rd

Several years ago, a survey (commonly attributed to the Barna Research Group) asked American adults this simple question, “What is the phrase you most long to hear?” Not surprisingly, “I love you” was the #1 response.  In second place was … Continue reading

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He Already Knew

One of the first lessons we learn from studying the book of Job is the reality that we have an adversary, the devil.  We don’t often like to talk openly about him as if doing so might somehow bring us … Continue reading

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The Worship of Job

My daily quiet time has brought me to the haunting book of Job.  As I was discussing the book with one of my daughters, we concluded that in many ways, its overarching theme is mankind’s desire to boil life down … Continue reading

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Between You and God

“Like dissolves like.”  It’s one of the first things I learned in basic chemistry.  It’s a simple phrase that reminds us that oils mix with oils, water mixes with other hydrophilic liquids, but oil and water just don’t mix! Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Harmonious Insults

His Word never runs dry or ceases to amaze me. The answers I find here to very real-life issues are phenomenal. Such was the case when I came to Romans 15. In the minutes leading up to reading the words … Continue reading

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Unrushed

“They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the Lord their God.” (Nehemiah 9:3) We have good friends who … Continue reading

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Where He Stopped

We are frequently encouraged to walk as Jesus walked – to follow in His footsteps as we seek to be more like Him.  This means more than being willing to go where Jesus went; it also means being equally willing … Continue reading

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Rights or Needs

“But we did not use this right.  On the contrary, we endure all things rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.” (1 Cor 9:12) Free speech.  Bearing arms.  Assembly.  Trial by jury, etc.  One thing is for sure, we love our … Continue reading

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Beyond Hypocrisy

“Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.” (Psalm 28:3) The opening sentence of the news article caught my attention: “One of the … Continue reading

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