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Wait patiently for the Lord …

“I waited and waited and waited for God.     At last he looked; finally he listened..” Psalm 40:1 At one of the vocal music contests during high school, I sang “O Rest in the Lord” from Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” As a person maturing … Continue reading

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Work for the Lord …

“The diligent find freedom in their work; the lazy are oppressed by work.” Proverbs 12:24 Years ago I was a Class A workaholic. The satisfaction I received from working and achieving under stressful conditions fed me to the point where I suffered … Continue reading

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Get up and walk…

 “The man went back and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.” John 5:15 (The Message Bible) In John 5, a sick man who had been disabled for 38 years, would lie by a pool … Continue reading

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Find an angel; be an angel …

“Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God.” 1 Peter 1:18 On the train, I met a young Chinese man going for an interview close to Penn Station. He was fretting over the pending interview, and I … Continue reading

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Avoid avoidance …

“He [Jesus] didn’t make it easy for himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. ‘I took on the troubles of the troubled,’ is the way Scripture puts it.” Romans 15:3,4 Yesterday, I invited my sixteen-year-old … Continue reading

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Too stressed to be blessed?

“My heart is a blob of melted wax in my gut.” Psalm 22:14 In Psalm 22, David told how his body was reacting to his stressful life. So, we know unhealthy stress is nothing new. However, psychologist and teachers are … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday — racing to the finish line…

More Stress? Take this cup away from me. Mark 14:36 Not another story about stress, you might be thinking. Because stress on the job is one of the biggest complaints I hear when talking with other church employees (or from … Continue reading

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It’s Humpday! Meditation Muse from “The Donut Theory”

Holy Week? When trouble and distress surround you like a whirlwind, I will laugh and make fun. Proverbs 1:27 A few years ago at a retreat, everyone was given a big campaign-style button with white puffy clouds floating on a … Continue reading

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