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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Tearful Sowing

The field looked barren, soil beaten down by many who had trampled it in the past. Its fruit was long gone, taken by the greedy. There was nothing left, no hope of a crop ever producing again. Then I saw him. A man in the distance, walking slowly in the field, waving his hand back […]

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God Speaks Across Millennia

In the book of Romans, Paul often quoted verses from the Old Testament. It’s amazing to think that the same Word of God that inspired Paul and guided him is the same word that speaks to us today. It also reminds me that we can know scripture well, yet it continues to speak to us […]

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The Fragrance of Grace

What a scene it must have been. There Jesus is dining with Lazarus, the man he has just raised from the dead. “Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair (John 12:3, NASB).” The verse goes on to […]

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Straw Man Words

God’s Word is full of wisdom and life, yet there are some who twist it for their own selfish gain or even claim certain non-Biblical texts are God’s truth. In the time of the prophet Jeremiah, false prophets were giving what they claimed was a word from the Lord. Through Jeremiah, God calls Israel to […]

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Empathy for the Struggling

There have been times in my life, when I have struggled with trials, trauma and grief. In the depths of those struggles, I have often felt misunderstood and alone. At those times I needed someone to listen and empathize with me. Someone to walk with me through the trial and not judge me. Job faces […]

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God is in the Details of Your Life

If you doubt God’s attention to detail consider the construction of the tabernacle. In Exodus 36-38, the Israelites constructed the tabernacle according to the instructions God gave to Moses. In Exodus 39, they make the garments to be worn by the priests. Exodus 39:3 tells us: “Then they hammered out gold sheets and cut them […]

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