In God

“But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head” Psalm 3:3 Heads need a lifting often because “… they are increased that trouble me! The opposition thickens and becomes a countless number squeezing in on me. They assemble and try to...

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A List to Live By

A good list is a good list and can help us in many ways. I think I am coming to the place where I need lists more than ever. It is because I can allow myself to absorb way, way, way too much information and even a large capacity memory...

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Patience in the Race of Faith

I am a runner. Not everyone is. It takes a series of choices to run, especially on days when your feet kind of hurt and you knees ache a little. Sometimes you just don’t feel like doing it. What my practice comes down to is usually just taking the first...

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Substance for Faith

At a certain point, we come to the subject of faith in the epistle of Hebrews. This discussion and instruction closes Chapter 10 and then takes off through Chapter 11.  The whole message of Hebrews is directed toward people struggling in difficulties. For most of this letter, we are told...

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He will Hold me Fast

“I will arise, I will go to Jesus; He will embrace me in His arms. In the arms of my dear Savior, O there are ten thousand charms.” Glen Campbell sang the words. These words are written for the sake of broken folks; the author (William Walker) wrote it in...

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Brand New

We all know the awesome experience of seeing something that is pristine, new. It evokes the senses, draws out the appreciation in us, fires the feelings. However, the phenomena of this “new” experience dwindles quickly as “new” becomes “old” in a short amount of time. We know the pattern instinctively....

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Who Told You?

If we are not persuaded as to Who the Lord Jesus Christ is, we will not be persuaded about who we are in Him according to what He has told us in His Word. We then will believe strangers' voices who will distort our true identity in Christ, until perhaps...

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Get Big By Being Like a Child

“And calling to Him a child, He put him in the midst of them and said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:2-4) Childish. Childlike. Two seemingly similar...

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One with the One who is One

“… Walk in manner worthy of the calling to which to you been called …” (Ephesians 4:1). One is the only-iest number according to the Word of God, especially in Chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Sorry for the ancient Three Dog Night pop culture reference there at...

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Made for Eternity

Eternity – it’s what we are made for.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us this. Our hearts have something about them that craves mystery and understanding. God did make us to live in time. Actually, this same verse in Ecclesiastes tells that He makes all things beautiful in their time. Our days...

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