Monthly Archives: November 2016

Weave forge tie prepare

God’s word is alive. It will speak directly to you, your situation, your mess. I’ve witnessed it personally. Listen. I woke up this morning under my not-that-uncommon panic, that scratchy dusty threadbare unwanted blanket. Nothing specific, just a general feeling of I’m-not-enough-to-do-all-that-needs-to-be-done. I … Continue reading

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A steady diet of

God made us. He knows our bodies and our minds. It is by perfect design that God uses eating and drinking as a metaphor for what we pursue, what we consume, what we worship. Proverbs 4 says: 17 They eat … Continue reading

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Pride defeated

I’ve failed in many ways. I’ve disappointed myself and hurt others. When I look carefully, if I train my Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass on the many crime scenes, there is always a telltale fiber, a thread that connects the events. … Continue reading

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The end of desperation

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. — Henry … Continue reading

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The running embrace

When I was a boy I watched a Billy Graham crusade on television. During the invitation, I accepted Jesus as my savior. It was the beginning of what has been quite a journey — the detours, bumps, and potholes have … Continue reading

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Look at me daddy

I was recently at the airport on my way to Detroit. A dad, mom, and two daughters of about 4 and 2 years had ridden the same shuttle from the parking garage to departures as me. After security, the dad … Continue reading

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Can’t go too far

I’m writing this very specifically to you, in your mess, today. I prayed that God would make it available to you so you’d know something very important: You can never go so far that it is too far for God … Continue reading

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