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Take the straight road …

“Make the road smooth and straight! Every ditch will be filled in, Every bump smoothed out, The detours straightened out…” Luke 3:5-6 Growing up in Iowa, most roads were as straight as a yardstick. We could say, “Go east one … Continue reading

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Lost again?

“There will be a highway called the Holy Road …. It’s for God’s people exclusively—impossible to get lost on this road. Not even fools can get lost on it.” Isaiah 35:8 I pride myself in being able to navigate without … Continue reading

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Paving the way …

“I’ll go ahead of you, clearing and paving the road.” Isaiah 45:2 God chose Cyrus to go ahead and tame nations. He must have had faith in this one man to do such a big job. When folks are ordained … Continue reading

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Dying on the branch …

“Seeing a lone fig tree alongside the road, he [Jesus] approached it anticipating a breakfast of figs. When he got to the tree, there was nothing but fig leaves.” Matthew 21:20 Jesus took care of the fruitless fig tree by … Continue reading

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Give me patience, please …

“We waited for him and he showed up and saved us! This God, the one we waited for!” Isaiah 25:9 We are a society spoiled with conveniences, toys, and tools that make everything faster and easier to accomplish. When the … Continue reading

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Tenderly plant and grow …

“Care for what you once tenderly planted—the vine you raised from a shoot.” Psalm 80:15 Some people rescue cute little puppies–I rescue little pups, the kind that don’t need to be potty trained or go to obedience school. My pups … Continue reading

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Walk and talk-a-thon…

“That same day, two of them were talking in the village Emmaus…. They were deep in conversation, going over all these things that had happened.” Luke 24:13 In yesterday’s post I wrote about my faith journey, in which I walked … Continue reading

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The Desert of Our Lives — Daily Meditation Moment

“Thunder in the desert! ‘Prepare God’s arrival! Make the road smooth and straight! Every ditch will be filled in, every bump smoothed out, the detours straightened out, all the ruts paved over.’ ”  Luke 3:4-6 (The Message Bible) These words … Continue reading

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Creep or Waddle — Daily Meditation Moment

“Oh that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set. Psalm 119:5 (The Message Bible) Three years ago, the upper part of my left foot began to feel numb. A few months later the bottom side of … Continue reading

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Salt in Your Diet — Daily Meditation Moment

Jesus said, “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end … Continue reading

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