Category Archives: Praise

Light

Night is passing… Into day Light is passing… Over darkness Life is passing… Over time Time is not passing Over God God is Light

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Why Attend Church With the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Many people are turned off by church people and so don’t attend.  Although I attend, my feelings run in different directions because of my experiences: a.   Church people have been unusually nice to me, visiting me in the hospital, … Continue reading

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I Put Your Hand in Mine

To my dear wife:  I feel a rolling warmth through my being every time I put your hand in mine.  First I feel connected to you and then surrounded by you.  Why should this be if I am claustrophobic?  I … 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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A Red Shirt and Orange Pants?!

Living in the Past:  All the nuns saw him immediately when he entered school.  He was a classmate of mine and he was wearing a flaming red shirt with brilliant orange pants.  It was back in the days when loud … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts I Already Have

Lessons from Life:  There is a proverb which says “the best things in life are free.”  Actually that is the title to a song.  These are some of the words in the song recorded by Frank Sinatra. The moon belongs … 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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The Lord’s Compassion Is Over All that He Has Made

In these days of violence in the Middle East over spiritual insults and rancorous, negative political campaigning in the U.S., I invite the reader to contemplate this biblical statement about God 8   The Lord is gracious and merciful,           slow to anger … 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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