Category Archives: Trust

Only Sleeping

Experience as a Flashlight  “I’m Only Sleeping”  (Beatles) When I wake up early in the morning Lift my head, I’m still yawning When I’m in the middle of a dream Stay in bed, float up stream (float up stream) Please, … Continue reading

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I Am An Optimist and a Pessimist

Lessons I Have Learned:  I suspect the notion that life has it’s ups and downs came as a surprise to me.  I am the kind of person that likes things to be positive and happy.  I guess that makes me … Continue reading

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On Alert After Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination

Living in the Past:  The reader needs to know that I am not a violent man.  I have had only one fight in my life.  I avoid physical confrontations because of some difficulties I have with my anger.  In the … Continue reading

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I Liked Ike

LIVING IN THE PAST:  When I was little I remember seeing little buttons saying “I Like Ike.”  They were being worn by people who supported Dwight David Eisenhower, our 34th president.  The slogan was simple and catchy. Dwight D. Eisenhower … Continue reading

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What Limits Potential?

I can still recall a thought I had in my youth as I walked out of church mid-week.  I had not been there for a service, perhaps just a visit.  As I left, I felt happy about my life and … 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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The God of Silence

“Do not be silent, O God of my praise.”  (Psalm 109:1 NRSV) A difficulty arises for believers when God seems to have nothing to say.  It contradicts everything we know about God from the Bible.  There we read of God’s … Continue reading

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