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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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Deeply Grieved…Even Unto Death

According to the account, the man told his companions exactly what he was feeling:  “Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death”  (Matt 26:38 NRSV) It is hard to imagine that Jesus of Nazareth, whom we … 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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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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What Do Faith and Works Have in Common?

“He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised.” (Romans 4:11 NRSV) In this section of the Bible, there is a lot of heavy language concerning a … 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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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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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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