Category Archives: Growth

These blog posts provide growth opportunities in our relationship with God.

Reflecting pool

Isaiah gives us simultaneous pictures of the parallel journeys of the Israelites and us. Yes, God’s chosen people and his adopted children, separated by thousands of years. The picture pair is a reflecting pool with generations between the two images. … Continue reading

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We built this city

Starship (née Jefferson Starship née Jefferson Airplane) recorded the song “We built this city” in 1985. It’s a bit controversial because a band with a history of musical political activism released a song that was received as quintessential “pop rock”. … Continue reading

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How to prepare for disaster

In Isaiah 22, God warns Jerusalem that danger is on the way if they do not turn back to him and away from themselves. (I can certainly relate. When things are going well, I tend to rely on my own … Continue reading

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Midnight train

Have you ever been loved? I have. I am. Undeservedly. Amazingly. Unbelievably. I was riding in the car with my wife and daughter. My 16 year old daughter was the DJ from her phone. She played “Midnight train to Georgia” … Continue reading

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He took her hand

If you have been hurt or lost or rejected. If you have had a dream die, if you know pain and loss, I have a source of new hope for you. 18 While he was saying this, a synagogue leader … Continue reading

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Lost and hurting? Drop the k

Leprosy is an infectious skin disease that causes lesions and nerve damage of the skin, upper respiratory tract, and eyes. It is spread by skin to skin contact. Leprosy is a chronic condition that can last a lifetime without medical … Continue reading

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Seek. Pursue. Love.

By the age of 14 I had a concrete, if unrealistic, dream. I wanted to play Division I (now FBS) football. Let me rephrase that. I HAD to play. I was consumed with desire. Desire was about all I had, … Continue reading

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