Category Archives: Meditation

A Lengthening Shadow

As my mouth was speaking these words to my wife in our devotions, my heart scanned memory for a time this was true for me: “After they called in the apostles and had them flogged, they ordered them not to … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure Made Me Do It

As soon as Gideon died, the Israelites relapsed and prostituted themselves with the Baals, making Baal-berith their god. The Israelites did not remember the LORD their God, who had rescued them from the hand of all their enemies on every … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Compassion is Over All He Has Made

“The Lord is good to all,  and his compassion is over all that he has made.”  (Psalm 145:9 NRSV) What a tender picture these words convey.   The Creator extends his arms of  compassion over all: men, women, children, pets, … Continue reading

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God is Praised to the Ends of the Earth

As I read the verse below I was struck by the idea that God is known and praised all over the earth. “Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth.”  (Psalm 48:10 NRSV) That … Continue reading

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Lead Me Lord

As I get older, I have noticed it is harder to hear what people are saying.  Sometimes it takes me longer to understand what is happening around me. This is not unlike the feeling I have experienced when walking around … Continue reading

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The Courts of the Lord

In one of my readings for today, I came across these verses: 1   How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! 2   My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing … Continue reading

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Get Going

Last night at a meeting for writers, we were all encouraged to let our passion for writing move us forward.  That’s an easy thing to agree to do while “up” there with all the other writers.  Today I have to … 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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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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