Wounded

We learn rather early in our lives that words deeply wound humans.  Words said in anger or haste can crumble a heart, a spirit, a life.  Years ago, an angry individual told me, “You will never do anything meaningful for God.”  In those few words, this person unknowingly named my deepest fear.  I long to […]

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God’s View of YOU

A recent study of the word “heart” in the Old Testament revealed God’s view of you is more of an interior perspective than an outer one.  When selecting the first king for the twelve tribes of Israel, God tells Samuel, the priest who will discern the right person for the position, how God sees.  The […]

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Examining the Bread

In the book of Joshua, a few ambassadors from the Gibeonites are sent to the Israelites.  These men are sent to trick the Israelites into a peace agreement.  The Gibeonites are a local tribe who have heard of the great devastation the Israelites brought to other tribes.  So, the Gibeonites want the Israelites to believe […]

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A Narrow Gate

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Jesus invites us to come walk through a narrow gate.  His analogy does not work as well in 2020 as it did in when he first invited followers to this new way of living.  Our cities are no longer surrounded with stone walls and gates that locked at night by the security personal.  In Jesus’ […]

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