Monthly Archives: June 2012

When I Am Afraid I Will Trust in You

“O Most High, when I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”(Psalm 56:3 NRSV) My experience with the elevator on Wednesday showed me my faith is shaky.  When I stepped in the first elevator, the button I pushed did … Continue reading

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Prayer: It’s Just Telling Him What’s Going On

The two men were desperate.  They couldn’t see, but they could hear.  A multitude was passing by.  Who are they?  What’s going on? Jesus is passing by.  Jesus of Nazareth…the healer.   They started screaming “Lord, have mercy on us, Son … Continue reading

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Do I Really Understand These Cliches I Use

I once heard someone say “If you can’t explain your salvation, there’s a good chance you don’t really understand it.  One of my pet peeves about Christians is our use of cliches.  So one of my missions in writing is … Continue reading

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Getting Stronger in My Faith

Today I have another faith challenge.  I have to visit a building and go to the third floor.  To get there I have to take an elevator. Yes, I am claustrophobic and so taking this elevator becomes a matter of … Continue reading

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What Do Faith and Works Have in Common?

“He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised.” (Romans 4:11 NRSV) In this section of the Bible, there is a lot of heavy language concerning a … Continue reading

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The Love of God All Around Us

My wife and I read these words as we sat near our open deck door on this refreshing and gorgeous summer morning Psalm 104 NRSV 10  You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills, 11  giving drink … Continue reading

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Reaching All the Way to Repentance

In our devotional this morning, we read Psalm 51, David’s words of repentance after his sexual abuse of Bathsheba.  He was the king, she was his subject.  How could she resist his advances, even if they were gentle. It was … Continue reading

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