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Morning is breaking …

“We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard—God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for … Continue reading

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More than headlines …

”Your marvelous doings are headline news; I could write a book full of the details of your greatness.” Psalm 145:6 Headlines and catch phrases are used to get our attention. Paul Harvey, a well-known Chicago radio broadcaster, was the master of catch … Continue reading

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A little inspiration …

“If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we’re a pretty sorry lot.” 1 Corinthians 15:20 Years ago I spent five weeks at Holden Village Lutheran Retreat Center deep in the Cascade … Continue reading

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A thorny situation …

“The ground will sprout thorns and weeds, you’ll get your food the hard way, planting and tilling and harvesting, sweating in the fields from dawn to dusk, Until you return to that ground yourself, dead and buried; you started out … Continue reading

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Between a rock and a hard place …

“We’ve gotten God’s ultimatum: We’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t …” Jeremiah 8:14 “Damned if I do; damned if I don’t.” That’s probably what former President Bush and President Obama might have said to each other … Continue reading

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Show, don’t tell me …

“Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don’t try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy.” Matthew 10:5 We live in a beautiful country with spectacular shores, forests, deserts, mountains. We don’t realize how … Continue reading

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A cover up …

He [Jesus] used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. 1 Peter 2:24 Old English is a product designed … Continue reading

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It’s all about choices and faith …

 “But he went on asking, looking around to see who had done it. The woman, knowing what had happened, knowing she was the one, stepped up in fear and trembling, knelt before him, and gave him the whole story.” Mark … Continue reading

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Sowing seeds…

 “God’s Branch will sprout green and lush.” Isaiah 4:2 The man who lives behind me has a small winter garden in the middle of the rock landscaping. It’s fenced off with mesh wire to keep rabbits from nibbling away at … Continue reading

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Serving the feet of Jesus …

“You gave me no greeting, but from the time I arrived she hasn’t quit kissing my feet.” Luke 7:45  Jesus dined in the home of a Pharisee, a town harlot (who had seen and heard Jesus preaching) followed him there. … Continue reading

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