Vignettes—Impossible

“It would take a miracle,” he said as he slowly sat on a rickety chair in front of the fireplace. He set his cell phone on the end table and looked at his friend. “It’s hopeless. Nothing is going to change.” His friend joined him and watched the glowing embers. He sat silent for a […]

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December Publication Schedule

Starting in December, a new feature called #Vignettes will post every Tuesday and Thursday through December 22. These short posts are an adaptation of #WednesdayWalk posts you may have read on this blog. I hope these posts prompt you to reflect in a deeper way on the birth of Jesus. Sunday Praise posts will continue […]

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The Threat of Jesus

There are times faith in Jesus will require difficult choices that may affect your livelihood. In Acts 19:23-41, there is a “man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, was bringing no little business to the craftsmen (verse 24, NASB).” It’s a pretty good racket. People come to worship at the temple […]

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Prayer Journey—Clarity

Make yourself clear to me dear God. Make your presence known to me. Like the many waters of a clear lake, wash your refreshing water over me. Drench me in the knowledge of you. Soak me through and through with your peace. Satisfy my thirst with your living water. The seas have lifted up, LORD, […]

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Sunday Praise

Make glad the soul of Your servant,For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. – Psalm 86:4-5 (NASB)

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Friday Faith

But the man from whom the demons had gone out was begging Him that he might accompany Him; but He sent him away, saying, “Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. […]

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Appreciating God’s Word

I have been reading Nate Gordon’s book, Airborne at the End of the Earth. It’s a great book filled with stories about Nate’s experience as a pilot working to reach people groups scattered throughout Papua. The stories are moving. Nate writes about experiencing the response of these people groups to receiving God’s word printed in […]

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Prayer Journey —Trust

I wait for things to change, but it continues with more of the same. When will it end? I lift up my prayers. I plead with God, but he tells me, “Do you trust me?” It gives me pause. Do I trust God to act in His time? Do I trust that he is in […]

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