Monthly Archives: January 2016

Left and Right Hand

“Their left hand doesn’t even know what their right hand is doing!” When I learned this phrase, it was intended as an insult – a declaration that an organization was grossly disorganized and inefficient. Little did I realize that the … Continue reading

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Breaking and Entering

If there was such a thing as “spiritual breaking and entering,” I’m pretty sure I’d be found guilty.  Not just once, but of multiple counts!  Spiritual breaking and entering occurs when I force my way through doors and windows that … Continue reading

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Love at First Sight(ing)

It likely won’t find its way into a Disney film anytime soon, for it doesn’t fit nicely into the romantic, fairy tale genre. However, as I reread the story of how Isaac and his wife, Rebekkah, ended up together, I … Continue reading

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Pride and Destruction

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, PRIDE, kindness…. Ok, stop the presses and cue the old Sesame Street, “One of these things doesn’t belong here” music…. I’m sad to say that not long ago, I let pride … Continue reading

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Amazing Faith

While Jesus walked the earth, He was often amazed by the faith He witnessed in those He encountered.  Unfortunately, that amazement generally came in response to the lack of faith demonstrated by those closest to Him. For example, in His … Continue reading

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By the Hand

Tucked away in the recesses of Genesis 19 is yet another example of God’s patience and mercy.  In this instance, the recipients were Lot and his family. Two angels of the Lord had visited the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  … Continue reading

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The Lifter

 Seek His Face, by Danny Hahlbohm; inspired-art.com (used with permission). Recently I ran across an amazing name for God that I’d somehow missed before.  It’s found in Psalm 3 which David wrote while fleeing from his son, Absalom. To better appreciate his … Continue reading

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The Ten

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is definitely an example of God’s justice and wrath.  However, as I reread it recently, I was struck by elements of Divine patience and grace that I’d previously overlooked.  As the story unfolds in … Continue reading

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Abandoned

Although lesser-known, one of my favorite Christian music groups is a band called, River.  Several years ago they released a song (Healing Love) with these lyrics. I’ve learned how to share without sharing.  I’ve learned how to care without caring.  … Continue reading

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The King’s Sons

Something about what I’d just read bothered me.  In one of those hard-to-read lists in 1 Chronicles, I came across a list of men who had been assigned to watch over David’s kingdom and property. Two men were set over … Continue reading

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