Category Archives: Meditation

While I Pondered

A Simple Idea Multiplied in My Mind By Waiting on the Lord I am: Surrendering-I give up my expectations and judgmentalism. I let go of the controls and turn the outcome over to the Lord. Trusting God-I admit that God … Continue reading

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January in Michigan

  The air is gently moving flurries of snow while on the ground and houses and in the trees the day’s accumulation gives a luminosity unseen in summertime.  It’s January in Michigan so this is normal and expected.  The recent … Continue reading

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I Wonder

I walked in the late afternoon of Mother’s Day, noticing the shiny green leaves dancing with the breezes blowing in from the north.   I gulped the fresh air and felt my limbs slide into rhythmic strides.  After all the … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up The Place of Worship

What’s happening:  It’s now Monday.  He is walking back to Jerusalem, this time traveling the few miles on foot.  No crowds are waiting, so he makes His way inside the city to the Temple.  The sprawling edifice is still under construction, … Continue reading

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Questioning Life’s Reproductive Mystery

A blessing breeze blows over the earth each time a seed is created.   A seed is the product of fertilization and growth within the mother plant.  It is the miracle of potential encased within a tiny coat, packed with enough … Continue reading

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I Will Awake the Dawn

As I read Psalm 57 today, I recognized this line from a song we sing at church:   “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.  Let your glory be over all the earth.” (Psalm 57:5 NRSV).  It’s a song that gets … Continue reading

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Removing a Sexual Sin

The following words written by the great King David after he had abused his authority over Bathsheba, another man’s wife, by having sexual relations with her.  When he found out she was pregnant, he arranged to have her husband killed … Continue reading

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Who In the Skies Can Be Compared to the Lord

“For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD,”  (Psalm 89:6 NRSV) Recently, my wife and I took vacation in Washington State to visit her son and his girl … Continue reading

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The gods of the peoples are idols

For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.  (Psalm 96:5 NRSV) What a world of truth this little verse contains.  In the first reference to higher power, the writer uses the word elohim, … Continue reading

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The Vastness of Creation

“Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens,           your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,           your judgments are like the great deep;           you save humans and animals alike, O LORD.”  Psalm 36: 5-6 NRSV) … Continue reading

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