Tag Archives: David

Quiet waters, hard times

Have you ever heard or read Psalm 23? In The Message translation of the Bible, Psalm 23 begins: 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, … Continue reading

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Salt on watermelon

There are pairs of items that are better than those same items individually. Here are some examples of these great combinations: peanut butter and jelly, blue jeans and a white t-shirt, French fries and ketchup, surf and sun, … I … Continue reading

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An apricot tree in Pleasanton

I completed an internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the summer of 1996. My wife and I rented a 1960s era home in nearby Pleasanton, CA. My favorite feature of the small property was an apricot tree in … Continue reading

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Do you read the instructions?

When you download new software or purchase new technology, are you more likely to study the instructions or try to figure it out yourself? What about the much bigger assembly project of life? Are you one to seek counsel or … Continue reading

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O how the mighty have fallen…

Have you ever heard or used the phrase, “how the mighty have fallen”? It’s generally a demeaning statement. If you aren’t familiar with its popular use, it is a jovial or mocking way of remarking that someone is doing something that … Continue reading

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Envy’s children

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On the porch

Solomon’s porch is a key location in the bible. It was attached to the east side of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, the holy meeting place for the Jewish people and early Christians. Let’s begin with Jesus because all scripture … Continue reading

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David, his songs, the law, and your hunger

I’ve been reading about David in 1/2 Samuel. That led me to Psalm to hear firsthand David’s songs celebrating his life-journey with God, his rock and protector. The more I studied David’s songs, the more visible the thread of the … Continue reading

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Being known

Great combinations: blue jeans and a white t-shirt, French fries and ketchup, watermelon and salt, surf and sun, peanut butter and jelly… I have a new one for you. This one is even better: 1/2 Samuel and Psalms. Peanut butter … Continue reading

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Made for better

Psalm 139 is David’s celebration of God as our continuous companion. It begins with: You have searched me, Lord,     and you know me. (verse 1) This is reassuring when we realize that this God who knows us so well still … Continue reading

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