The Captain and Our Holy Ground

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho. And the walls came a tumbling down. That song composed long ago by Southern slaves became a rallying cry for freedom. The walls of bondage would fall – that’s what the singers of it believed. In another time and place, Jericho walls did fall...

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The Word Never Voided

A dying robber. A naked, demon-fueled savage. A prodigal son. These three New Testament characters speak to me about the nature and power of the Word of God.  In particular, I am just now focused on this passage from Isaiah 55: “For as the rain and the snow come down...

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The Songs of Jeremiah

Jeremiah was a prophet, not a bullfrog as the old Three Dog Night song once told us. Anyone who listened to Top 40 radio in the early 1970s had to have heard “Joy to the World” about all the boys and girls and the fishes in the deep blue sea....

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A Reflection on the Moon

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore. …” Those are lyrics from an old Dean Martin song. And when the moon hits my eye, I have to say I do get a bit giddy. I revel in the feeling that comes to me at...

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“Draw Me After You “

Faith exists the truly held, felt, smelled, and shelled nugget of gold — the one of my hopes and dreams — but comes by hearing, and the spiritual sense of hearing can only come by the Word of God.. Yes, God’s Word, God Himself, and our participation in that Nature,...

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Living Life on the Edge

“O Lord, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear! I even cry out unto You of violence, and You will not save!” (Habakkuk 1:1). “Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty, and why do those who know Him never see His days?” (Job 24:1). “It is enough; now,...

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Hope Leads Us Home

Hope was planted in a heart. It would not be denied. The heart belonged to Ruth. That hope that took root in her must be classified as a true work of God, for she had many reasons to be hopeless. Her husband was dead, so were her father-in-law and her...

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