Monthly Archives: June 2012

God is the Rock of My Existence

Today is my birthday so I now must report an increase of one in my age, though really it’s just one more day.  And I must also report I am “getting up there” in years.  I notice that pain in … Continue reading

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Have Some Fun…Lighten Up!

I don’t think I’ve ever thought about it this way.  Here’s the scene:  “At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” (Matthew 18:1 NRSV).  Maybe it was idle chatter, … Continue reading

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In the Stillness of Night

Most nights I wake up at some point.  The room is dark….and quiet.  Everyone in the house is at rest.  Only I am awake.  I use the facilities, take a drink of water, and sometimes read.  It’s a lonely time. … Continue reading

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The Blessing of a Father

Today is Father’s Day in America so many of us are thinking about our earthly father.  In church today the minister invited us to think about all the good lessons our fathers taught us.  What about those of us who … Continue reading

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The World Has Been Crucified to Me

My wife and I were reading from Paul’s letter to the Galatians this morning and this phrase struck me as odd:  “May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has … Continue reading

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My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord

How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.  (Psalm 84:1-2 NRSV) In his book … Continue reading

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Out of the Depths I Cry to You, O Lord

Try to imagine you are the one who wrote these words: Psalm 130 NRSV 1   Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD. 2       Lord, hear my voice!      Let your ears be attentive           to the voice of my supplications! It … Continue reading

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