Well-known in All Our Ways

Leaven. Whispers. Sparrows. Hairs. Ravens. Lilies. Sheep. All of these words refer to little things. And Jesus had a lot to say about small stuff in Luke 12. Surprisingly, the chapter opens with a picture of something that was not at all small. The crowds around the Son were large...

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Soil, Seed and Fruitfulness

“And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable, ‘A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it.  And some...

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When Testings Come

The subject of biblical testing at the initiation of God is one of fleeting understanding. In fact, this author wrote a short commentary on “Job” a few years ago, only to wonder, today, if there was any accuracy in the insight. I am thinking of writing a revision. I had...

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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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Highway

” In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through byways.”  Judges 5:6 Matthew Henry makes an observation about what this verse meant: First it meant, “No trade. For want of soldiers to protect men of...

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Going On

Dad was first to go in our family. A shocking heart attack and he was gone. Just 60, Dad was pressured with life, and working hard to provide for all of us, could not find enough relief. He suffered only a few days of abject pain, then went. Dad was...

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“But GROW!”

"From glory to glory He's changing me", and how does this happen? We hear the Word by which comes faith; we receive grace upon grace to go from faith to faith, which causes us to go from strength to strength. All the while we are growing up into Jesus Christ...

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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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A Little Strength

“I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name” Revelation 3:8 “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint...

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